Jun 16, 2011 7:08 PM

State of Emergency delcared in Cochise County

SIERRA VISTA - The Cochise County Board of Supervisors has officially declared a state of emergency, and is calling on the Governor to do the same.

In a resolution passed just minutes ago, a local state of emergency was declared due to the two large wildfires burning in Cochise County: Horseshoe 2 and Monument.

"Additional state support for emergency protective measures and response efforts currently being conducted by the county are of a demonstrated need at this time," states the resolution. "The Cochise County Board of Supervisors hereby requests that the Governor also declare a State of Emergency to support the citizens impact by these fire."

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