Brown Fire Reaches 100 Acres

The Brown Fire in the Huachuca Mountains, which began Sunday, continues to burn expanding from about 25 acres reported to nearly 100 acres of brush and timber blackened and no containment reported as of 3 p.m. today, reports The Sierra Vista Herald.

Concerns that the fire may spill over into occupied areas is lading the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office to begin work on a fire response protocol, said Carol Capas, the Sheriff’s spokeswoman.

The office is working with local fire departments “in the event an evacuation is needed,” she said, adding no such action has been taken.

The Coronado National Forest people are ordering up “four additional Hot Shot crews” and other assets, Capas said.

Helicopters are being used to get access and fight the growing Brown Fire.

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