The Monument Fire is now 85 percent contained, with only a few hot spots remaining, officials say.
Officials said Sunday that the blaze in Cochise County is showing little activity, and ground crews and helicopters were working to put out the rest of the fire.
The Monument Fire has burned nearly 47 square miles. It has destroyed 62 homes and damaged seven. It also blazed through four businesses and 18 other buildings, said Tom Alvarez, a spokesman for the fire’s incident management team.
At one point, nearly 10,000 people were evacuated from areas south of Sierra Vista. The last were allowed to return home Friday night.
The 30,526-acre fire began June 12 and is believed to be human-caused. There are now just over 650 people working on the fire.
“We’ve had people leaving all day,” Alvarez said. “And we have more scheduled for tomorrow.”