Oak fire treated as a controlled burn - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Oak fire treated as a controlled burn

Photo of the Oak fire taken from atop Mt. Lemmon. Photo of the Oak fire taken from atop Mt. Lemmon.
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

    More >>
  • Closed captioning information

    Closed captioning information

    Tuesday, March 22 2016 4:07 PM EDT2016-03-22 20:07:47 GMT
    Tuesday, March 22 2016 4:07 PM EDT2016-03-22 20:07:47 GMT

    FCC rules require broadcast stations to make sure that complaints about closed captioning can be easily made, and addressed in a timely manner. Station point of contact information for immediate concerns

    More >>

    FCC rules require broadcast stations to make sure that complaints about closed captioning can be easily made, and addressed in a timely manner. Station point of contact information for immediate concerns

    More >>
  • About Tucson News Now

    About Us

    About Tucson News Now Tucson News Now is the Internet home for KOLD, the CBS affiliate in Tucson and KMSB, the FOX affiliate in Tucson. On Feb. 1, 2012, Raycom Media, Inc., which owns KOLD and the Belo

    Learn more about Tucson News Now.

    More >>
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

There are several wildfires burning in Arizona including the Oak fire, currently burning in the Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest, Galiuro Mountains.

According to Forest Service officials the fire has burned nearly 13,137 acres and was caused by lightning. Currently there are three hotshot crews and two hand crews, as well as six helicopters and five engines controlling this fire.

These firefighting crews are treating this fire as a controlled burn. According to officials the idea is to allow the fire to burn out the old and dry grasses and brush in order to prevent larger fires from happening in the same area.

Stay with Tucson News Now for more updates on this fire as they come in.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

 

Powered by Frankly