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Lightning causes blazes in Rincons, Huachucas

A wildfire burning in the Rincon Mountains southwest of Cascabel that is believed to have been caused by lightning has consumed about 1,200 acres of the Coronado National Forest, a spokeswoman for the forest said Monday.

The Fox Fire began Saturday and there are six fire crews, and seven fixed wing aircraft and two helicopters battling the blaze that has been burning in a remote area of the Rincon Wilderness, said Heidi Schewel, spokeswoman for the Coronado National Forest.

The fire is not threatening any structures but it has left limited access to motorists in the area, Schewell said.

A second blaze was burning Monday in the Huachuca Mountains, north of Garden Canyon, Schewel said.

The Garden North Fire also began Saturday and is believed have been caused by lightning. The fire has burned about three acres and crews are mopping up the arera with assistance from bucket work from the helicopter, Schewel said.

For more information on either of the fires, visit www.inciweb.org.

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