Photos: Burning saguaro cactus discovered in Fountain Hills

Burning saguaro in Fountain Hills

Credit: Marianne Abrahamson

A saguaro cactus was found burning near Shea Boulevard and Technology Drive in Fountain Hills.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 8 at 6:54 PM

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. -- A woman took pictures after finding a saguaro cactus on fire in Fountain Hills.

Marianne Abrahamson said she left her home around 11 a.m. Monday and noticed black smoke. She discovered the burning saguaro in an area behind a Walgreens store near Shea Boulevard and Technology Drive.

Abrahamson said the area around the cactus didn't look charred at all.

There is no word on how the fire started or if vandalism was involved. Vandalizing a saguaro is a federal crime.

Another viewer commented that it looks like it could be a cellphone tower disguised as a saguaro.

 

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