May 5, 2014 1:00 PM

Redington fire 80 percent contained

TUCSON - The Redington fire burning east of Tucson is now 80 percent contained, fire officials say.

The fire was originally reported to have burned 125 acres over the weekend but has since been revised to 30 acres. Crews working the fire Sunday re-measured the perimeter with more accurate devices, Corononado Forest spokesman Gerry Perry said in an email. Perry said the original estimates were off because of the steep terrain in the fire area.

The fire is currently smoldering in a patch of rough terrain near mile post 12.5 off Redington Road. Over 100 firefighters are working to contain the fire. It was first reported around 4 p.m. Saturday.


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