Thursday, June 1, 2017

Brush Fire - I-17 Northbound at Milepost 256 (Badger Springs & Interstate 17) Badger Fire

Badger Fire brush fire reported at northbound I-17 (Interstate 17) at milepost 256 (Between Bumble Bee and Cordes Lakes), Arizona.

Units responding or on scene include: E56 E141 E146 E331 BC141 BC192 BC332 BR56 BR141 BR146 T56 T195.

[Update: 2:33 PM MST] Interstate 17 (I-17) is closed at this time, according to BLM Arizona Fire. Be aware of emergency vehicles working their way to the scene and on scene. [Southwest Coordination Center (SWCC) update] Badger (AZ-PHD) 3 acres in size. Badger Springs & I-17 (34.14.646x112.6.732) 1 AirTanker, 1 ASM, 1 T1 Helo Ordered.

[BLM Update: 3:04 PM] Wildfire starting on BLM land east of I-17 and north of Badger Springs. Fire running towards the northeast with powerlines threatened. Multiple engines, crews and helicopters responding. 50 acres in size. Started approx. 02:15 PM. Cause is under investigation.