/ Modified jun 15, 2023 9:51 a.m.

Reeves Fire burns 88 acres east of Tombstone

The fire's cause has yet to be determined

Tombstone sign hero
Steve Riggs, AZPM

This story has been updated

The Reeves Fire is now at 80% contained and all but one of the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management engines remains according to a Facebook post made by the department. The fire burned 88 acres east of Tombstone after it ignited around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Original Story

According to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, as of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, crews stopped the fire’s forward progress and were working on containing the flames.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management spokesperson told AZPM that the department launched an Air Attack and activated four Single Engine Air Tankers for the fire. Three crews are still at the scene, which includes about 60-70 personnel assigned to the incident as of 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) placed residents within Gleeson Road and Camino San Rafael in Tombstone in SET status, which means residents should prepare to evacuate and have to go packs ready. As of 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, no evacuations have been ordered.

A cause for the fire has yet to be determined. Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said there are no threats to any structures at this time.

Crews are on-site addressing remaining hot spots.


The fire was initially called into dispatch around 8:19 a.m. Wednesday, and was called in at two acres.

While no structures were ever threatened, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management did report that there was a threat to power lines in the Tombstone area.

The fire traveled east, away from Tombstone. Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, fire crews were able to halt the fire's forward movement.

The sheriff's office posted on its Facebook page that the Tombstone Senior Center was opened a cooling center with water and ice.

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