Northbound SR-90 closed because of fire

Northbound SR-90 closed because of fire
A load of car batteries caught fire on SR-90 north of Sierra Vista on Thursday, March 21.

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Multiple agencies were dispatched to a brush fire caused from a vehicle fire at mile post 300 northbound along State Route 90 north of Sierra Vista on Thursday, March 21.

The brush is burning east about two miles from the highway. Multiple fire agencies are containing the fire.

One northbound lane is now open for travel.

State Route 90 southbound is currently open, but the public is advised to use caution.

SR-90 Fire (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)
SR-90 Fire (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)

The fire originated on a private recycling business truck carrying car batteries and scrap materials in the trailer. The batteries did not ignite and the cause of fire remains under investigation.

Multiple agencies are responding.

Please avoid this area until further notice.

There is no estimate on when the road will reopen.

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