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U.S. 93 closed for several hours due to Hackberry Fire burning in area

Posted at 1:58 PM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 18:53:45-04

WICKENBURG, AZ — A large portion of the U.S. 93 was closed for several hour due to a new wildfire, originally named the Hackberry Fire and renamed to the Fig Spring Fire, that was burning in the area, according to officials.

Arizona State Forestry Service reported that the forward progress of the fire stopped at approximately three acres.

Officials have closed the U.S. 93 from the I-40 interchange, east of Kingman, to the SR-71, near Wickenburg, with no estimated time of reopening.

The Hackberry Fire is burning near the U.S. 93 at milepost 166, which is just north of Wickenburg.

Details surrounding the Hackberry Fire, including the fire's location and severity, have not yet been released.

This is a developing story. Stay with for the latest updates.