US 93 north of Wickenburg reopens after truck rollover, brush fire

Fire investigators spent much of Wednesday morning learning what led up to the blaze.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 8:00 AM MST
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WICKENBURG, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A growing brush fire forced one direction of the U.S. 93 to close near Wickenburg early Wednesday morning.

The highway has since reopened as the fire burns north of town, near milepost 143. Traffic officials shut down the southbound lanes of U.S. 93 as crews got a handle of the blaze, but they reopened around 9:45 a.m. At this time, it’s also unclear when the fire sparked or how much it’s grown. Aerial video from Arizona’s Family news chopper showed a tanker truck that was engulfed in flames and was tipped on its side a few hundred feet from the highway. Details about the truck driver or details surrounding the rollover haven’t been released.

“Fire is about one acre and forward progress has been stopped. BLM, Bagdad Fire, and ADOT resources on scene,” the Bureau of Land Management - Arizona division wrote on Twitter.

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