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CCSO: Monitoring several wildfires started by lightning strikes

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jul 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 07:06:34-04

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. — The Cochise County Sheriff's Office are monitoring several wildfires started by lightning strikes.

CCSO says "The first fire was reported south St. David near Middlemarch Road."

The second is reported on Fort Huachuca near Laundry Hill, and has been named the Buffalo Corral Fire, according to the U.S. Army Fort Huachuca Facebook page.

The fire has burned approximately 1,060 acres, according to Fort Huachuca officials.

Firefighter crews have been able to stop the forward progression of the fire, according to officials.

The West Gate, Canelo Road, and Apache Flats RV Park are back open to the public.

CCSO there are not threat to the public as of now.

Officials say the smoke from the fires can be seen from a distance and to please avoid calling 911.