USA — A wildfire in southern Arizona has prompted mandatory evacuations for dozens of homes southeast of Sierra Vista. It’s now burned 3,000 acres in the Huachuca Mountains.
Carol Capas is a spokeswoman for Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. She says the fire broke out at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Montezuma Pass.
She says the initial evacuation order affected roughly 200 homes south of Highway 92, which runs just north of the Arizona-Mexico border. Later in the day, the order was lifted for some of those residences, but she did not have an exact count. The order is remaining in effect overnight for people living between Coronado Monument Road and Ash Canyon.
Capas says eight fire departments have responded and two heavy air-tankers are dumping flame retardant on the blaze. No one has been injured and no structures have been damaged.