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Tucson wildfire fully contained; burned nearly 120,000 acres


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A lightning-caused wildfire that charred more than 187 square miles (485 square kilometers) near Tucson was declared fully contained Thursday.

However, Coronado National Forest officials said several popular outdoor recreation areas will remain closed until Nov. 1 because of potential for causing flooding from monsoon rains and other hazards.

"Significant weather in the area can result in floods downstream and debris runoff," Forest Supervisor Kerwin Dewberry said in a statement. "We urge the public to adhere to the closure order and avoid visiting the burned area for...

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