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Evacuations lifted after ZacAttack Fire sparks near Bisbee, one person reportedly in custody

Posted at 6:24 PM, May 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-16 15:34:11-04

BISBEE, Ariz. — Evacuations have been lifted for some in Bisbee after a wildfire sparked near the town.

A Facebook Post from the Cochise County Government says the fire is burning in Zacatecas Canyon near Brewery Canyon in Old Bisbee. Officials are asking people to be careful in the area and remain prepared to evacuate if fire conditions worsen.

During a Facebook Live with COOL FM Radio, the Bisbee Fire Chief says one person is in the custody of the Cochise County Sheriff's Office. The Chief says the man was found in the area and brought to the command post before being taken into custody. The ZacAttack Fire is believed to be human-caused. KGUN9 has reached out to CCSO for information but has not heard back.

The county had closed the shelter at St. Patrick's church and moved all evacuees to a new shelter at Bisbee High School. We do not know if the shelter will stay open now that evacuations have been lifted.

Fire crews say they will stay in the area through Saturday.

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation and did detain one male subject for questioning prior to releasing him without custody or charges.
Cochise County Sheriff's Office

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