UPDATE: Old Bisbee residents returned to ‘READY’ status

About 15 homes are in the SET status because of a wildfire near the Old Bisbee area on Tuesday...
A wildfire burns near the Old Bisbee area on Tuesday morning, April 19.(Cochise County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Apr. 19, 2022 at 5:37 AM MST|Updated: Apr. 19, 2022 at 7:06 AM MST
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BISBEE, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The residents of Old Bisbee have returned to “READY” status and State Route 80 has reopened Tuesday morning, April 19.

Smoke may still be visible in the area. According to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, the perimeter of the fire has been secured and fire crews are working on hotspots within the fire’s boundaries.

According to the Arizona Dispatch Center, the fire has burned an estimated 50 acres.

About 15 homes were put in the “SET” status (pre-evacuation). An ALERTSENSE message was sent to the residents in the area (If they are signed up to receive messages).

Cochise County residents can sign up for emergency alerts HERE.

Old Bisbee Fire Please use caution near this area

Posted by Cochise County Sheriff's Office - Mark J. Dannels Sheriff on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office said the highway was reopened shortly after 6 a.m. on Tuesday after being closed overnight from Tombstone Canyon to Main Street. SR 92 was used as an alternate route between Sierra Vista and Bisbee or Douglas.

Residents of the Old Bisbee area are advised to remain vigilant and stay tuned for additional information.

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