LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A new wildfire is burning in western Arizona along the Colorado River. The Planet Ranch Fire, reported Friday, has burned about 250 acres in the Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The fire is about 25 miles south of Lake Havasu City.
Colorado River District firefighters are working with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service crews to stop the growth of the fire. Ground crews are attacking the fire, and a Type 3 helicopter is making air drops.
Arizona Department of Transportation officials say SR95 is closed between Parker, milepost 144, and Lake Havasu City, milepost 175, because of the fire. Expect delays and seek an alternate route.
*NEW WILDFIRE CLOSURE*— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) June 26, 2021
State Route 95 is CLOSED between Parker (milepost 144) and Lake Havasu City (milepost 175) due to a wildfire near the Bill Williams Bridge.
Expect delays and seek an alternate route.
There is no estimated time to reopen the highway.#aztraffic #SR95 pic.twitter.com/2TMZfvSwMm