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Bisbee fire perimeter secure, homes no longer under pre-evacuation status

Posted: 10:19 PM, Apr 18, 2022
Updated: 2022-04-19 10:34:34-04

BISBEE, Ariz. (KGUN) — Fifteen homes in Bisbee are under the "READY" status after a wildland fire sparked Monday evening.

These homes were previously under "SET" pre-evacuation status.

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office says the perimeter of the fire has been secured.

State Route 80 was also closed due to the fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

This closure was at milepost 338 near the Mule Pass Tunnel outside Bisbee.

The road reopened by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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