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Several fires reported in Sierra Vista area

Several fires reported in Sierra Vista area

CREATED May 21, 2012

Web Producer: Laura Kittell

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The Cochise County Sheriff is reporting Palominas Fire has been dispatched to the area of Campanini Mesa near the U.S/Mexico Border. State Land has advised that there is a fire in Mexico at that location and they feel certain it will cross into the U.S. shortly.

According to Carol Capas, Santa Cruz County has a fire burning at or near mile post 6 on Highway 83.

On Monday afternoon, there were reports of a grass fire in the area of Keeling Road south of Sierra Vista. The Fry Fire Department responded along with sheriff deputies.

The damage for the blaze is estimated at 5 acres.  One storage shed on the Apache Point Ranch property burned.  No other structures were affected.

As a safety measure, a pre-evacuation was called for and 12 houses were notified, but no one left the area.  The fire has since been contained.

Additionally, there were reports of smoke in the area of Desert Storm which is east of Highway

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