Fire crews just about have the Monument Fire near Sierra Vista fully contained. The U.S. Forest Service says the fire has burned 30,526 acres or 47 square miles and is now 98 percent contained.
The rehabilitation of fire lines is nearly complete. A small contingent of firefighters will remain with the Monument Fire throughout the week preforming rehabilitation and patrolling for hot spots.
A small amount of chipping cut trees, repairing fences and removing miscellaneous fire debris remains to be completed in the fire area. Fire personnel will be available to assist the Sierra Vista Ranger District with initial attacks on any new fire starts.