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.
*CLOSURE*— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) April 22, 2022
US 93 is closed in both directions between I-40 and SR 71 due to a fire at milepost 166.
NB lanes are closed at SR 71 (milepost 183) and SB lanes are closed at I-40 (milepost 93).
There is no estimated time to reopen the highway.#aztraffic #US93 pic.twitter.com/UGYUpgQTbP
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.
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