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SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Fire crews and residents near the Brown wildfire will be keeping an eye on the weather Friday.  According to officials the fire is at 25 percent containment and is burning in the mountains southwest of Sierra Vista.

The fire has burned more than 240 acres so far. According to the U.S. Forest Service there are no structures being threatened at this point. 

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office and Sierra Vista Police have been going door to door the past few days to prepare residents in the Ramsey Canyon area with pre-evacuation notices.  There have been no evacuations yet. 

Both the CCSO and SVPD have a mobile command post on State Route 92, and say they are applying lessons learned during the Monument Fire to help residents with this fire.

"The Monument Fire taught us a lot of lessons at a lot of levels and we are applying those lesson today," Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said.  "We're ready, we have plans in place all the way from our livestock animals to evacuating people.  Everything is in place so if it does break the rim we can activate plans."

There was a meeting for residents on Thursday night. The need for more meetings will be determined by the Sierra Vista Fire Department. 

According to CCSO, the call center for residents was also closed Thursday night. Residents with questions or needing information are asked to call (877) 512-8014. 

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