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.
The Brown Fire started on U.S. Army Fort Huachuca on April 13 and burned onto the Coronado National Forest at approximately 11am on April 14.
Airtankers have been dropping retardant and helicopters have been dropping buckets of water on the fire to try to minimize the fire's spread. Division Supervisors and Crew Supervisors continue to asses the fire to determine the best strategy.