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Jun 22, 2011 5:14 PM

Latest evacuation info around Monument Fire

SIERRA VISTA - Evacuation zones around the Ramsey Canyon burnout effort have been expanded by the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.

Everyone on the west side of the following roadways is now considered an evacuation zone:

Ramsey Canyon Road west to Cherokee Avenue / north to Kachina Trail / west to Fort Huachuca

The evacuations west of Highway 92 between Ramsey Canyon Road and White Lily Lane remain in effect.

All areas east and north of State Route 92 are still open to residents, although SR92 itself is closed between Ramsey Road and Coronado memorial Road for use by emergency personnel. Residnts can use alternate access routes to get their homes.

Nicksville is open to residents only, and requires an escort by the Sheriff's Office. An escort can be arranged by calling 432-9500.

New Frontier Animal Shelter and other shelters are asking for people who have been able to return to their homes to pick up their pets as soon as possible. Space is limited in each shelter area and the animals are starting to show signs of stress.

The evacuation shelters at Apache Middle School and Bisbee High School have closed and merged with the Bunea High School Shelter, which is being run by the City of Sierra Vista and the Red Cross. For more information on this shelter, call 520-318-6740.

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