A wildfire in the area of Dragoon, an unincorporated community in Cochise County, is forcing evacuations. The community, 17 miles east-northeast of the city of Benson, has a population of little over 200.
According to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Sheriff’s personnel are all in the area advising residents to prepare personal belongings and find a safe location to go to. The American Red Cross has been notified and will be establishing an evacuation shelter plan.
Union Pacific has been notified and have stopped all trains travelling in that area until further notice.
The Sheriff’s Office is advising residents to “get your “go bag” ready and be able to leave at a moments notice. Include important papers, medications, identification, money (cash/cards), water, pet needs if you have an animal at home, to include food and water for them.”