A wildfire is continuing to burn in Cochise County Sunday morning and has grown to 1,200 acres since reported.
According to Inciweb, the fire is 40 percent contained.
Pinery Fire Update
May 14, 2018 2100 hours
Notice all areas on "SET" protocols (Paradise and White tail canyon) are returned to "Ready" status.
Road closures remain in place and the Monument remains closed until further notice.
— cc_sheriff (@cc_sheriff) May 15, 2018
The Pinery Fire was first reported around 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Cochise County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Carol Capas said a grassfire started on private land in the area of south Pinery Canyon.
About 300 firefighters are battling the blaze.
Officials believe the fire was human-caused. The exact cause is under investigation.
Since its start, the fire has moved north-east into the Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua Mountains. It is approximately 29 miles southeast of Willcox.
Crews are actively working to get the fire under control.
Several campground sites were evacuated due to the Pinery Fire. Officials have issued pre-evacuation orders for an area inclusive of about 8 homes.