Fire crews are battling a brush fire near South Range on Fort Huachuca, near where the aerostat is stationed, according to Carol Capas of the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.
Officials say the cause of the blaze was a bulldozer.
Natural gas service has been restored to the 2100 customers evacuated due to this afternoon's Ft. Huachuca fire. Because the system had not yet lost pressure, we were able to restore service without having to go door to door and do manual relights.
Southwest Gas has just turned off natural gas service to an additional 2,100 customers in Sierra Vista in response to a fire at the U.S. Air Force Aerostat site on Ft. Huachuca. This affects all customers south of buffalo Soldier Trail and west of Highway 92.
No additional shut offs on the east side of Highway 92 have occurred since yesterday.
The Main Gate is now closed.
Fort Huachuca evacuations:
- Golf course
- The Sportsman Center
- RV Overflow
- Main Gate Shoppette