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Wildfire closes portion of highway leading to Roosevelt Lake

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Jul 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-05 08:58:26-04

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire has closed a 14-mile stretch of State Route 88 west of Roosevelt Lake, severing an entry route for popular recreation areas east of metro Phoenix in south-central Arizona.

The state Department of Transportation said Friday there was no projected reopening time for a portion of the highway between Roosevelt Lake on the east and below Apache Lake on the west.

The lightning-caused fire was reported Wednesday near Horse Mesa Dam and Apache Lake and was estimated to have burned 1.4 square miles of brush and grass as of Friday.