The Redington Fire is burning in rough terrain on the Coronado National Forest (NF) east of Tucson. It is located more specifically adjacent to Redington Road at approximately mile post 12.5.
The fire was reported at about 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, and by nightfall had burned approximately 125 acres.
Crews worked to contain the fire through the night. Air tankers, ordered to assist in suppressing the fire, created a retardant barrier on the northeast and southeast perimeter Saturday evening and were not needed again today. A helicopter remains assigned to assist crews in dealing with hot spots inside the fire perimeter.
By 11:15 a.m. today the fire was declared 50 percent contained. Some equipment has been released to other assignments but adequate resources remain to suppress remaining hot spots.
A temporary flight restriction over the area is in place as is the road closure of Redington Road from mile post 5 to mile post 17, until further notice.