NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in California and Arizona have increased containment of a wildfire in a desert marsh area along the Colorado River.
Arizona state forestry spokesman Mike Reichling says the blaze is 40 percent surrounded Thursday morning after burnout operations overnight.
The fire's size officially remains at just over 1,400 acres but the burnouts are expected to add a couple hundred acres to the total.
Hand crews and two helicopters are continuing to work the blaze.
The fire began Wednesday on the Arizona side and jumped the river about 11 miles southeast of Needles, California, near the Pirate Cove Resort.
The only property damage has been a small fire on a thatch roof of a bar.
This is an update to the previous story below
NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire on the Arizona-Colorado border (all times local):
Two rural RV parks south of Needles, California, have been evacuated as crews battle a brush fire that started in western Arizona and jumped the Colorado River.
Mohave Valley Fire District officials in Arizona say the blaze was reported at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and has burned at least 30 acres of dry brush.
Tye James, a waitress at Double Ds Roadhouse in Topock, Arizona, describes a huge plume of black smoke rising from around the riverbed.
Pirate's Cove and Park Moabi RV parks in California were evacuated as firefighters on both sides of the river work to surround the fire, which is burning out of control.
The cause is unknown but MVFD Fire Chief Ted Martin says investigators are considering the fire suspicious in nature.
Firefighters are battling a wildfire that started in western Arizona but has crossed the Colorado River and is now reportedly threatening two recreational vehicle parks in California.
Mohave Valley Fire District officials in Arizona say the fire was reported early Wednesday morning in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and has burned at least 25 acres so far.
District Fire Chief Ted Martin says two recreational vehicle parks on the California side of the river may have to be evacuated due to the fire and that its start is considered suspicious. No evacuations have been ordered so far.
Multiple fire departments and agencies have responded to the fire.
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