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Elgin Bridge Fire, prompts evacuations, road closures

Elgin Bridge Fire, prompts evacuations, road closures

Elgin Bridge Fire

Elgin Bridge Fire, prompts evacuations, road closures
Elgin Bridge Fire, prompts evacuations, road closures

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Towson, Arizona – A new wildfire near Elgin has forced evacuations and is threatening several structures.

The Elgin Bridge fire began about half a mile northeast of Elgin on Monday, May 23.

According to the Arizona State Forest, fire is pushed by high winds and burns through heavy grass.

Authorities said a fire near Elgin led to road closures and a number of evacuations on Monday.

“The fire is active on all sides,” the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Department said in a Facebook post posted around 1:30 p.m.

As of Monday afternoon, the Elgin Bridge fire was between 1,000 and 1,500 acres, according to a social media post from the Forestry Department.

All residents along Mustang Ranch Road were ordered to evacuate Monday afternoon due to the fire.

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The fire is moving northeast through the heavy grass and progressing up Mount Mustang.

The fire is estimated to be between 1,000 and 1,500 acres.

Patagonia’s volunteer fire and rescue staff also responded, according to a social media post from the organization.

Additionally, the SEFD added, areas of Upper Elgin Road between Rose Tree Ranch and the bridge have been closed.

No agency has mentioned a possible cause of the fire, though the SEFD described a fire in the public area around 10:50 a.m. Monday.

Firefighters classify this fire as a “Type 3 accident.”

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