- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A wildfire that has charred more than 36 square miles in mountains and foothills overlooking Tucson is now 11 percent contained.

Fire officials gave residents an update on the fire at a community meeting Wednesday evening.

The team managing the fire in the eastern slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains says crews have used burnout operations to deprive the blaze of fuel so it can’t expand southward.

The summer-retreat community of Summerhaven atop Mount Lemmon remains evacuated.

Nearly 600 personnel are assigned to the fire, which has burned grass, brush and forest in the foothills of Redington Pass near Burro Tank.

The wildfire started last Friday and its cause remains under investigation.

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