Evacuations lifted as crews continue to battle Locklin Fire near Bisbee

The Locklin Fire has spread to 100-150 acres near Bisbee as of Tuesday afternoon.
The Locklin Fire has spread to 100-150 acres near Bisbee as of Tuesday afternoon.(KOLD)
Published: Apr. 26, 2022 at 5:06 PM MST
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BISBEE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Evacuations have lifted as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire in southeastern Arizona. The Locklin Fire near Bisbee has downsized to 106 acres as of Tuesday night. In an update around 7:30 p.m., officials say the fire is now 30% contained.

The fire was first reported at 11 p.m. on Monday. Fifty firefighters worked all night to keep the flames from spreading to Mule Mountain. Officials say the fire was human-caused, but the exact cause is still under investigation. There are no road closures so far, but officials warn residents to be cautious of firefighters and emergency crews in the area. A Red Flag warning is in effect on Wednesday, with dry conditions and winds up to 30 miles per hour.

Several areas were previously evacuated, but in an update around 3:30 p.m., officials say Locklin Avenue, Juniper Flats and Wood Canyon residents can go home. Crews will continue fighting the fire through the evening. Residents are asked to stay at home and be careful while driving.

The shelter at St. Patrick Catholic Church is now closed. Red Cross officials are asking people to call 1-800-RED-CROSS if you need assistance. For the latest updates or more information, visit inciweb.nwcg.gov.