By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: San Bernardino County Fire Department (Information):
Needles, California: Vegetation fire is burning near Smith Road.
The vegetation fire started at around 1:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 in the area where illegal dumping has been going on for years just south of Smith Road.
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez raced through the desert to the scene after ZachNews receiving a single call of a report of a vegetation fire burning in the area behind the Needles Towne Center.
Multiple fire department agencies responded from San Bernardino County, California as well as Mohave Valley, Arizona.
Smith Road just south of the underpass is closed.
According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the cause is under investigation.
If anybody has information related to the vegetation fire, please contact San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.