- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) - Firefighters continue to mop up a wind-whipped fire that destroyed four vacant homes in the southeastern Arizona city of Bisbee.

Cochise County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas says the fire was contained Monday night and that firefighters plan Tuesday to extinguish whatever is left of the fire before winds pick up again.

The fire burned about 5 acres (2 hectares). Its cause isn’t immediately available. No injuries were reported.

An air tanker dropped retardant to keep the fire from spreading Monday, and Capas says aircraft will be used again Tuesday.

Homes in the vicinity of the fire were evacuated late Monday but Capas says nobody needed to stay at a temporary shelter.

Bisbee is about 80 miles (129 kilometers) southeast of Tucson.



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