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UPDATE: Highway 80 reopens following grass fire in Bisbee

Several homes destroyed by blaze moving through Saginaw neighborhood
Firefighters are fighting a grass fire that has injured two and destroyed homes in Bisbee.
Firefighters are fighting a grass fire that has injured two and destroyed homes in Bisbee.(Cochise County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 1:38 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 23, 2022 at 3:53 PM MST
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BISBEE, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Two people have been injured in a grass fire burning in Bisbee, near the intersection of State Route 80 and Old Douglas Highway.

According to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, one injured person is a first-responder, while the other is a citizen. Authorities did not have updates on their conditions, as of 2:15 p.m.

Structure Fires Reported on Old Douglas Highway and Highway 80, Bisbee Arizona. Update 4-22-22 1325 hours Evacuations...

Posted by Cochise County Sheriff's Office - Mark J. Dannels Sheriff on Friday, April 22, 2022

The fire, now known as the Saginaw fire, forced homes on C Street and D Street to be evacuated. A third house, and possibly a fourth, had been severely damaged.

The internet had gone out between Elfrida and Douglas. Phone lines are down in Douglas, Wilcox and Safford.

Highway 80 has since reopened.

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