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Reeves Wildfire contained near Tombstone

Gleeson Road re-opens to travel, authorities say power restored
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Posted at 10:14 AM, Jun 14, 2023

Updated 6:25 p.m.

In an online update, the Tombstone Marshal's Office says power has been restored and Gleeson Road has re-opened to travel.

Updated 2:05 p.m.

In an update from AZDFFM, firefighters have stopped forward progress of the fire as of around 2 p.m.

The fire was mapped at 88 acres.

Crews are currently engaged in mop-up efforts and patrolling the perimeter of the burn area. AZDFFM tells KGUN that it took crews worked the fire about four hours prior to stopping forward progress, and plan to remain on site to monitor for interior hot spots and smoke.

Authorities say one house was evacuated.

Updated 1:15 p.m.

According to the Tombstone Marshal's Office, power and communications are out in large portions of the city.

Authorities have set up water and ice distribution at the the Tombstone Senior Citizens Center, 507 E. Toughnut St.

City Hall, the courthouse and the Marshal's Office lobby are also currently closed.

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Original story:

A 100 acre wildfire is currently burning east of Tombstone Wednesday morning.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management reports the Reeves Fire, located about three miles to the east of Tombstone in Cochise County is "pushing to the east."

According to AZDFFM, wind is not currently a major concern, and the fire appears to be moving away from nearby structures.

State crews are working the fire, and using air support from four single air tankers. As of about 10 a.m., Cochise County Sheriff's Office says Gleeson Road is currently closed from mile markers 0 - 5.

Cochise County Sheriff's Office is alerting residents near Gleeson and Camino San Rafael in Tombstone that a 'SET' status is in effect for the area, meaning:

  • be alert that there is a threat near you
  • be packed and prepared to leave if notified to do so.

All others should avoid the areas, says CCSO.
KGUN 9 will update this story as new information becomes available.