4 P.M. UPDATE: Additional evacuation at Parker Canyon Lake

Started in Mexico now at U.S. border, wildfire causes Parker Canyon evacuation

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4 p.m.

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carol Capas said the campsites, marina and the lake at Parker Canyon Lake have been designated as "Off Limits" until futher notice.

Firefighting efforts on the School Canyon wildfire are continuing, using federal and local departments and security provided by the Sheriff’s Office assisted by local law enforcement.


3:15 P.M. Fry, Sierra Vista send equipment to School Canyon wildfire


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Incadove93 on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:39am

I saw the smoke and thought the worst.  Thanks for the info…  Hopefully, the bulk of the fire will remain in Mexico… with no replay

bubba on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 2:01pm
Title: Fire Season

Thanks, SV Herald for the timely updates. Based on weather, terrain, and fuels the bulk of this fire will no doubt be on the U.S. side of the border - as long as suppression efforts can keep the fire from spreading up into the mountains. Otherwise we could have a repeat of last summers event and burn the rest of the Huachuca Mountain range. Great efforts by all fire and LEO personal.

lizaz on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 2:56pm
Title: Another Fire

Thanks for the update, Herald…we’re watching the smoke from the Hereford area..not good memories… 

uniko45 on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 3:43pm

 Sure don’t want to evacuate again like last summer.



Proud US Citizen on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 4:17pm

 ……A wildfire which began in Mexico……..

Anything more need to be said??? Do a satellite google of the area where this fire "originated"…….Nothing but barren land…….So who set the fire? DUH

NewsbustersOrg on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 5:19pm

maybe we should leave the Fed out  this time and put our local fire depts in charge fighting this fire.

curious on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 5:49pm
Title: Gosh!

I sure hope the International Hikers are ok that are in that area coming in from mexico. We know they have such a heavy burden to carry.

Or was it a lighting strike? I know I could see big dark thunderheads out towards Douglas.

Or maybe a shard of glass was kicked over by a jack rabbit and caused a magnifying glass type of fire like last time.


RamseyWillie on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 6:46pm

 Over the past 10 or 12 years, there seems to be a distinct positive correlation between the presence of wildfires in or near the Huachucas and a recent full moon.  Could it be that more illegals are moving around the area at night when they can see?  Maybe someone could relay this thought to the Border Patrol.

CJRsMOM on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 8:47pm

Yes, Thank you fro the updates. Sure was discomforting to see the smoke in the Huachucas today. Was planning a fishing trip this weekend. Praying for rain now!!!

Arrogant Jerk on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 7:24am

 Hate to tell all the wonderful critical thinkers on this site, but if the fire started in Mexico, then the Mexicans that started it are NOT "illegals". They have every right to be there. They are in fact the legal, and naturally born, citizens of the country of origin of this fire.

Knight Rider on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 1:43pm

No doubt that illegals and drug smugglers are on the move more during a full moon, but there are wildfires popping up at all times. If you are only counting the major fires, like the Monument Fire, it actually started prior to a full moon and during the day. I believe the general consensus was that drug runners started that in Mexico as a diversion and I wouldn’t be surprised if this fire wasn’t started for the same reasons.

S.V. Fire House Cat on Sat, 05/12/2012 - 3:43pm
Title: "Memories"


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