UPDATE: Evacuations near Cochise Stronghold Campground are lifted

UPDATE: Evacuations near Cochise Stronghold Campground are lifted
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - All evacuation and pre-evacuation (SET) orders in regards to the wildland fire on Tuesday, Feb. 23 have been lifted.

According to a Facebook post from the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, all orders were lifted around 7:15 pm as crews finished mopping up the area.

Cochise Stronghold Fire Update 2-23-2021 1915 hours The pre-evacuation (SET) order has been cancelled for all areas...

Posted by Cochise County Sheriff's Office - Mark J. Dannels Sheriff on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Officials say the fire was man-made and affects about 22 acres of land. Fire crews will remain in the area over the next few days to prevent any reignition.


Crews are battling a wildland fire in the Cochise Stronghold 1.5 miles from the campground on Dragon Rd.

According to a Facebook post from the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, the fire is moving north. The campground along with residents in the immediate area north have been asked to evacuate. However, officials say there are minimal residents impacted at this time.

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office has been advised of a wildland fire approximately in the Cochise Stronghold 1.5...

Posted by Cochise County Sheriff's Office - Mark J. Dannels Sheriff on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Pearce-Sunsites Fire, Stateland, Forest Service, and Sheriff’s Office personnel are on scene and the Sheriff’s Assist Team are responding to assist in road closures.

There is a current estimate of 50 acres involved in the fire and officials are asking people to avoid the area until further notice.

To see the Cochise County Public Information map tracking the fire and evacuations, CLICK HERE.

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