There are many fires burning in Arizona. Some of them are very big and dangerous. They make a lot of smoke that can travel far away. The smoke can make the air bad to breathe and the sky hard to see.
One of the fires is called the Telegraph Fire. It is burning near Globe, which is about 100 miles from Sahuarita. It has burned more than 180,000 acres of land. That is bigger than the city of Tucson. It is not under control yet.
Another fire is called the Mescal Fire. It is burning near San Carlos, which is about 120 miles from Sahuarita. It has burned more than 72,000 acres of land. That is bigger than the town of Oro Valley. It is almost under control.
The smoke from these fires can go up high in the air and move with the wind. Sometimes, the wind can blow the smoke to Sahuarita and other places nearby. The smoke can make people cough and sneeze. It can also make people’s eyes and throat hurt. It can be worse for people who have asthma or other breathing problems.
The smoke can also make the sky look gray or brown. It can block the sun and make it cooler. It can also make it harder to see far away. Sometimes, the smoke can smell like burning wood or rubber.
If you see or smell smoke, you should stay inside as much as you can. You should close your windows and doors to keep the smoke out. You should also drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. If you have an air conditioner or a fan, you should use it to keep cool and clean the air.
You should also check the news and the internet for updates on the fires and the air quality. You should listen to the authorities if they tell you to evacuate or stay away from certain areas. You should be careful and prepared for any changes.
One of the places that is closed because of the fire is Arivaca Lake. It is a lake where people like to fish and boat. It is about 40 miles from Sahuarita. The lake is closed because there is another fire near it. It is called the Copper Fire. It has burned more than 2,000 acres of land. It is not under control yet.
The fire started on Sunday near Arivaca Road and Ruby Road. It was caused by lightning. It is burning in a place where there are many trees and plants that are dry and easy to catch fire. The fire can spread quickly and be hard to stop.
There are many firefighters working to put out the fire. They are using trucks, helicopters and airplanes to spray water and chemicals on the fire. They are also making lines around the fire to stop it from growing bigger.
The firefighters are trying to protect the lake and the people who live near it. They are also trying to protect the animals and plants that live there, too. Some of the animals that live near the lake are deer, javelina, coyote, bobcat, quail, dove and duck.
The lake will stay closed until the fire is under control, and it is safe to go there again. The people who like to go to the lake will have to wait until then.