Tucson headlines: Crash victims ID'd; Mobile home fire; Brush fire; Wildfire

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Police have released the names of the people killed in the crash on Interstate 19, ten miles south of Tucson.

Fernando Mazcot and Maria Cruz were killed. The driver, a 25-year-old Fernanda Mazcot was hurt as was Guillernina Mazcot.

DPS says the driver lost control for an unknown reason, hit the median and rolled.  They were all wearing seat belts.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson Fire Department was called to a fire on the south-west side.

It happened at a mobile home near Ajo and I-19.   A woman inside home saw smoke and called the fire department.

There was a total of three people inside the home at the time of the fire. They were able to get out.

The homeowners cat did not make.

"The cause was determined to be from a carelessly discarded cigarette into a trash can in the bedroom garbage can.  So, just remember, if you smoke to use large ash trays to make sure that the cigarette butts are extinguished completely," said Tucson Fire Department Captain Trish Tracy.

TFD says the damage is estimated at $50,000.  The Red Cross will provide the family with shelter and food.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Tucson Fire Department was busy Monday afternoon as crews were also out battling a small brush fire near Campbell Avenue and 36th Street.

The fire was contained to a small area of brush.  No word on the cause.



PORTAL, Ariz. -- The Horseshoe Two fire continues to grow near the town of Portal.

Coronado National Forest officials report the flames there have consumed just over 26,500 acres.  It's just 20% contained.

Monday night, people living in the community of Paradise were given 24-hours notice that they may have to evacuate.