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Wildfire moving towards West Kaibab Way

GENERIC GRAPHIC -- Fire
GENERIC GRAPHIC -- Fire(MGN)
Published: Feb. 23, 2022 at 4:48 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2022 at 6:07 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Firefighters from numerous agencies are responding as heavy winds blow a wildfire towards buildings in Cochise County.

Firefighters said their efforts to contain the fire appear to be working.

Authorities say winds were moving at 50 miles per hour and causing the fire to rapidly spread from the Richland area to West Kaibab Way, about 25 miles south of Willcox.

Shortly after 5 p.m., two homes had reportedly been affected by the fire. No injuries had been reported.

State Land plans to keep crews in the area to deal with any potential flare ups, while other fire departments are still at the burned homes.

Residents are urged to use caution in the area.

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