PIMA — Crews from the Pima Volunteer Fire Department worked through the night last Wednesday as another brush fire — this one coming close to the town’s Main Street bridge — raged along the Gila River.
The fire was reported around 8 p.m. Wednesday and burned around 25 acres of brush east of the bridge before it was contained. Pima Fire Chief Scott Howell said it came right up to the bridge, but the bridge was not damaged. The Graham County Electric Cooperative came to check some of its lines running beneath it and found them also undamaged.
Howell said the fire ranged along the edges of some farm fields but caused no damage to the fields. No other structures were threatened by the blaze, which was contained by Thursday morning. Howell said firefighters would probably remain at the scene much of Thursday to tackle remaining hot spots and flare-ups.
He added that the fire was most likely human-caused but could not give a more specific cause.