TUCSON, Ariz. – A new wildfire named the TEXAS FIRE broke out around 1905 hours MST on Benson and Wilcox on the I-10 at mile post 320 (Cochise County) on Friday, June 8, 2018.
A nearby rest stop had been evacuated earlier in the fire incident.
The fire was at that time around 15-20 acres, but the forward rate of spread had been stopped (2138 hours). Fire was determined to have been started along the I-10 freeway from an unknown cause.
Cause is still under investigation.
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