Jun 17, 2011 5:15 PM
CORRECTIVE: News 4 has since learned that the fire on Ft. Huachuca is, in fact, a seperate wildfire, now dubbed the Antelope Fire. Base officials had originally confirmed with News 4 crews at the scene that the fire was the Monument Fire - this has since been corrected in proceeding coverage.
FT. HUACHUCA - One of the News 4 Tucson crews in Cochise County confirms that the Monument Fire has now spread to the Ft. Huachuca Army Base.
The fire is currently in the lower Garden Canyon on fort property, according to News 4 photojournalist Kean Bauman. He says the Fort Huachuca Fire Department is responding, and no structures are in danger at this time.
A post on the Fort Huachuca Facebook page reads:
"Due to the immediate emergency situation involving the Monument Fire and its impact on Sierra Vista, Fort Huachuca and surrounding communities, Brig. Gen. Gregg Potter has postponed all 2011 Military Intelligence Hall of Fame activities until a later date. The 305th Military Intelligence Battalion Command change of command will proceed as planned at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 24"
Base personnel were conducting a training exercise with a controlled fire prior to the Monument Fire spreading to the base, Bauman says.
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