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Updated Jul 1, 2013 - 11:18 am

‘Prison’ fire burns in Santa Catalinas near Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. — A lightning-caused fire continues to burn Monday on Mount
Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains just north of Tucson.

The Prison fire was reported Sunday evening by the lookout atop Mount Lemmon at
a time when radar recorded more than 600 lightning strikes across the Coronado
National Forest.

Several fire crews and engines are fighting the fire. It had burned 200 acres
by Monday and containment is reported at 5 percent. No structures are currently

The fire started near the site of a World War II prisoner of war camp.


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