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May 8, 2012 2:03 PM

Fire breaks out south of Sierra Vista, along border

TUCSON - A fire has broken out on state land in the Coronado National Memorial, south of Sierra Vista and near the U.S./Mexico border.

At about 9:30 a.m. this morning, the Cochise County Sheriff's Office was advised of smoke in the Montezuma Pass area, according to a news release from their office. Initial information indicates the fire is burning on both sides of the international border, with about 20 acres of land in the United States currently involved.

The Palominas Fire Department has sent a water tender to assist.

Below is a Google map showing the approximate location of the fire.

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Image taken from Sierra Toyota in Sierra Vista, courtesy Andrew Vock

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