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Mohave County deputy hurt during fire off I-15

Posted at 6:14 AM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 17:22:34-05

A brush fire shut down Interstate 15 in Arizona Monday night.

The fire broke out Monday night and has burned about 30 acres in the area between Nevada and Utah near Littlefield.

One southbound lane remained closed as a precaution.

A Mohave County Sheriff's deputy suffered a broken leg while helping a resident get down from a roof during a voluntary evacuation. The deputy lost his footing and fell after going onto the roof of a home to help a resident who was using a water hose to keep the fire at bay. The deputy underwent surgery in a St. George, Utah, hospital.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the fire threatened up to 25 homes and approached five of them but none burned.

A person was burning weeds on his property caused the fire and may face charges.