Racetrack 2 Fire Burning In Redington Pass, Pinal Fire Community Meeting Planned

The Racetrack 2 Fire is burning in Redington Pass, east of Tucson. The size of the fire is estimated at five acres.

The fire is human-caused, under investigation, burning in grass and brush.

The Pinal Fire is approximately 4,375 acres and is estimated 21 percent contained. The lightning caused fire started on Monday May 8.

The fire is burning 6 miles south of Globe.

A community meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on May 25, at High Desert Middle School, 4000 High Desert Dr, Globe, AZ 85501.

The natural fire frequency of the landscape where this fire is burning is every 2 to 17 years. Wildfire has been excluded from this ecosystem and last burned in the area in 1952. This has resulted in a heavy build-up of dead needles and leaves, branches, and logs.

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