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Jun 8, 2012 3:07 PM

Firefighter assigned to Montezuma Fire dies in accident

TUCSON - A firefighter assigned to the Montezuma Fire burning southwest of Tucson has died in an accident, officials confirmed.

A spokesperson for the Tohono O'odham tribe confirmed a firefighter has died, but could not provide other details at this time.

The Montezuma Fire is burning in the Baboquivari Mountain Range, on tribal land, about 20 miles southeast of Sells, Arizona. It started around May 30, and has grown to about 1,700 acres. Approximately 164 personnel total are currently fighting the fire.

Stay tuned to News 4 Tucson for updates as they become available.

Image courtesy Charlie Armiger via Inciweb.org

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