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Officials: Zero containment of Brown Fire

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Pre evacuation notice sent out by Cochise County Sheriff's Office (Source: CCSO) Pre evacuation notice sent out by Cochise County Sheriff's Office (Source: CCSO)
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SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Brown wildfire has burned more than 366 acres at last update and windy weather today will not be a help to the wildfire crews. 

Officials believe the fire started Sunday on Ft. Huachuca and is burning five miles southwest of Sierra Vista.  The cause, believed to be human related, is still under investigation.  

According to the U.S. Forest Service there is no containment yet.  There are 240 firefighters battling the wildfire and several air tankers and helicopters dropping fire retardant.  More crews are expected to arrive on Wednesday, including a crew from New Mexico. 

The plan for hot shot crews today is to build fire lines and conduct structural assessments in the Ramsey Canyon area. 

On Tuesday evening residents near the fire were briefed on progress. According to the U.S. Forest Service, there are no structures currently being threatened by the fire. 

A pre-evacuation notice was issued on Tuesday by the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.  They are asking residents to gather important items and be prepared to leave at a moment's notice.

A call center has been opened, offering information to residents. It will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are two numbers to call for the center - (520) 439-2333 or 1-800-288-3861.

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