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Officials: Aerostat Fire under control, pre-evacuation orders lifted

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SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Fry Fire officials are reporting the Aerostat fire is now under control after back burn operations were executed, according to Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels.

"Fire officials are confident that they have control of the fire and they do not anticipate further spread or threats to residential neighborhoods," said Dannels.

According to U.S. Army Fort Huachuca, roughly 90 acres were burned. Close to 150 personnel responded to the initial call, including air support. More than half of those fire crews will stay in the area to mop up the embers and keep an eye on hotspots, according to officials at the scene.

Sierra Vista city officials have lifted all pre-evacuation orders at this time.

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