Emergency Bulletins

  • Posted: 4/19/2014 - 6:40 pm

    The Odonell Canyon Fire was reported at 3:59 p.m. due to lightning strike.

    The Sonoita/Elgin Fire District is reporting that it is burning on Babacamari Ranch and moving fast now. It has reportedly doubled in size in the last hour and is now at an estimated 600 acres. The fire is being fought by members of Sonoita/Elgin Fire Department and air assets

    This fire is in Santa Cruz County and the Sonoita/Elgin Fire District will make additional releases.

  • Posted: 4/19/2014 - 5:15 pm

    Today a wildfire was reported near the Santa Cruz/Cochise County line on Bureau of Land Management and/or Fort Huachuca land and the cause is believed to be a lightning strike. The exact location has not been reported to the Sheriff's Office at this time.

    More information will be released as it becomes available.

  • Posted: 4/19/2014 - 12:45 pm

    Ramsey Canyon Preserve has reopened ahead of schedule today, April 19.

    Access is currently limited to the canyon bottom only. Hamburg Trail into the Coronado NF and upper Ramsey is closed until Monday.

  • Posted: 4/19/2014 - 6:30 am

    This will be the final update for the Brown fire.

    On Friday, hotshot crews were able to complete a direct handline around the perimeter of the fire with 75% containment completed.  Helicopters continued to provide fire suppression support for the firefighters. All crews were flown off the fire in the early afternoon in advance of the approaching thunderstorms.

    The plan for Saturday is for hotshot crews will continue direct handline improvement along the perimeter of the fire.  Firefighters are continuing contingency actions outside of the current fire area in the event direct attack is unsuccessful.  Helicopters will continue to provide fire suppression support for firefighters....

  • Posted: 4/18/2014 - 8:30 pm

    The Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve will reopen Sunday, April 20.

    Brown Fire operations are winding down but crews will still be assigned to the area. The preserve is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday—they are closed every Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The fire did not enter Ramsey Canyon though it lies within the bigger area of possible spread. There may be hot spots lingering at the site of the fire in a remote area on Fort Huachuca until our summer rains arrive. The Hamburg Trail which starts on the preserve and climbs into the Coronado National Forest will remain closed until forest trails reopen likely early this coming week.

    The preserve offers...