Ramsey Canyon Fire near Sierra Vista now 85 percent contained; roads reopened

Posted at 11:46 AM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 13:47:06-05

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office says the Ramsey Canyon Fire south of Sierra Vista in an area between Ramsey and Carr canyons is now 85 percent contained, and roads in the area have reopened.

Residents in the area were first warned to be ready to evacuate over the weekend in case structures were threatened. Crews, however, were able to gain control of the fire Sunday and are continuing efforts Monday.

At last report the fire was 70 acres.

Hand crews are continuing to walk the area and work on any hot spots that are found.

Roads are open, but the public is still asked to avoid the area if possible as to not interfere with fire crew activity.

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