GLOBE, AZ — A quick-spreading wildfire has caused the closure of the US60 northeast of the Globe area.
US 60 WB/EB: Highway is CLOSED north of Globe, near milepost 258, due to a brush fire. #aztraffic— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 7, 2021
Check your route before you head out with the AZ 511 and ADOT Alerts apps: https://t.co/jFo6n2LJvr pic.twitter.com/wfTbObbg1o
Arizona State Forestry says the Copper Canyon Fire was discovered Friday afternoon and as of Saturday night has burned 2,560 acres.
The fire is 20% contained as of Saturday evening and has been determined to be human-caused.
Firefighters making progress on #CopperCanyonFire NE #Globe; 20% contained at 2,560 acres. Crews focused on N. side & will work overnight conducting firing ops to tie fire in to 2020 #GriffinFire burn scar on @TontoForest. US 60 remains closed #AZForestry #AZFire 🎥 thx #TontoNF pic.twitter.com/eDyXItR5Rr— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) May 9, 2021
As of Saturday, officials said US60 remains closed in both directions with no estimated time of reopening.
So far no structures have been destroyed but crews are reportedly working to keep a nearby ranch out of harm's way.
Watch video from the fire below:
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