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Vehicle fire ‘creates threat to life’ near Tombstone

TOMBSTONE, Ariz. – A fire warning has been issued for Cochise County after a blaze near Davis Road threatened a Tombstone home Friday.

According to Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, the blaze was ignited on wildland by a vehicle fire near Davis Road between State Routh 80 and High Lonesome Road. A message from the Emergency Alert System was issued Friday at around noon, stating the fire is creating a threat to life and is moving quickly.

HOFFMAN FIRE: A blaze is currently burning about 402 acres of land near Tombstone. http://bit.ly/2JeUnvOThe fire has prompted a few evacuations.

Publicado por News 4 Tucson – KVOA en Viernes, 5 de julio de 2019

A fire warning has been issued for Cochise County until 1:30 p.m.

Three people have been evacuated in connection to the blaze, authorities say.

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Officials say the blaze is burning towards open pasture and ranch land.

Authorities say the fire is currently burning 402 acres of land, with 30 percent contained. Two houses have been saved from the fire.

Tombstone Fire Department, Elfrida Fire District, Sunsites-Pearce Fire District, Sunnyside Fire Department and State Land staff from the Department of Forestry and Fire Management are responding.

Residents are advised to avoid the area.

Davis Road Closed State Route 80 to Mile Post 8The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is advising that Davis Road is…

Posted by Cochise County Sheriff's Office – Mark J. Dannels Sheriff on Friday, July 5, 2019

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.
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