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Firefighters contain Fox Fire as 2 more begin

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Firefighters reached complete containment on the 7,500-acre Fox Fire on Monday evening around the same time two more fires started in the Coronado National Forest.

All three fires were blamed on lightning from a Monday storm.

The Fox Fire was in a remote area of the Rincon Wilderness, about five miles southwest of Cascabel. The fire began June 16 and burned in very steep and rocky terrain, fire officials said. 

Another wildfire began Monday near the Whetstone Mountains.

The Cottonwood Fire had grown between 20 and 25 acres and was burning on a ridge top in grass and brush, fire officials said. There are no evacuations and no structures were threatened. 

Lightning caused a second fire Monday in the Coronado National Forest near Leslie Canyon that has burned less than an acre, fire officials said.

Two engines were working to contain the Hunt fire burning in grass and brush, fire officials said.

Firefighters have also extinguished other lightning-caused fires in the area that were caused by Monday's storm, officials said.

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