- Associated Press - Monday, May 15, 2017

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say several structures have been lost after a wind-whipped fire in Bisbee.

Cochise County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas says the fire is no longer spreading and it’s expected to be brought under control in a few hours.

There are no reported injuries.

The fire started around 5 p.m. Monday on Star Avenue in Old Bisbee, about 90 miles southeast of Tucson.

Its cause remains unclear.

Crews from five fire agencies tried to keep the blaze from spreading down a hill and through a grassy area that surrounds homes.

Capas says multiple homes were evacuated and several structures were lost but she didn’t have an exact count.

The Arizona Daily Star reports three to five vacant homes were destroyed, all in the Terrace Hills area off of Tombstone Canyon.

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