Arizona wildfires coming under control; Firworks still banned in Pima CountyPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Monument Fire in Cochise County is now 85% contained.
There have been several reports from residents tonight about flames and smoke that can be seen in the Miller Peak and Carr Peak area.
Fire crews want to assure them that they're monitoring that hot spot.
The wildfire has charred more than 30,000 acres since it broke out on June 12.
It destroyed nearly 60 homes an apartment building and five businesses.
There will be another community meeting Monday evening at 6:00 at Buena High School. Residents will be able to meet the new incident management team that's taking over on Tuesday.
In the White Mountains, fire crews battling the state's largest wildfire say they now have the flames 77% contained.
Since it started on May 29, the Wallow Fire has scorched nearly 530,000 acres.
More than 2300 firefighters are still battling the blaze, which has destroyed nearly 40 residences.
The Horseshoe two fire near portal is now 100% contained after burning nearly 223,000 acres, since the fire began on May 8.
The fire destroyed nine homes and 14 other buildings.
The Coronado National Forest remains closed because of extreme fire danger and forest officials want to remind people that all fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on all federal public lands.
The regulations remain in place regardless of weather conditions.
Violators could face jail time, or up to a $500 fine.
The City of Tucson and Pima County have also banned all ground based and consumer fireworks.