TUCSON - Evacuations are underway on Mt. Lemmon south of the Palisades area, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
The Burro fire burning in Redington Pass has closed Redington Road from milepost two to milepost 14, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
Redington Road closed from milepost 2 to 14 due to Burro Fire. Please avoid the area.— Pima County Sheriff (@PimaSheriff) July 2, 2017
As of 1:25 p.m. on Sunday, Catalina Highway is closed to residents, employees and the public at the base of Mt. Lemmon to milepost 20.
Mt Lemmon Hwy now closed from the base to the Palisades area (MP 20).— Pima County Sheriff (@PimaSheriff) July 2, 2017
The fire grew Saturday night and early Sunday morning burning 5,000 acres.
Reports say the fire is spreading at a moderate to high speed and is expected to increase from a type 3 Incident to a type 1 Incident.
Ground crews and aerial crews are working to contain the fire.
No structures are in danger and the fire is moving east.
It was spotted at about 10:30 a.m. Friday at milepost 7.