Deer Head fire causing smoke cloud over the Rincons

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Deer Head wildfire (Source: Perry Grisson/NPS photo) Deer Head wildfire (Source: Perry Grisson/NPS photo)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Deer Head fire was caused by lightning, according to officials with the National Park Service and was initially reported on July 24. 

So far the fire has burned nearly 60 acres in the Saguaro National Park (east), near Spud Rock Springs at an altitude of 7,500 feet and is in rugged steep terrain. 

According to the NPS the fire is being observed by crews from the ground, and will respond as needed.  

No closures have been posted by NPS officials, but park visitors are encouraged to check with the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center for current conditions before going.  

Smoke will be visible from Vail, Benson and Tucson as well as the surrounding areas.  For more information please visit or call the park’s Fire Information Hotline at (520) 733-5150

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