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Arizona Wildfire Jumps Colorado River Threatening California

Image: A helicopter making a drop on a wildfire
A helicopter makes a drop on a wildfire near Needles, Calif. on Wednesday. San Bernardino County Fire Department via AP

A wildfire that started in western Arizona jumped the Colorado River into California on Wednesday.

Two mobile home parks, Pirate's Cove and Park Moabi RV parks in the Mojave Desert south of Needles, were evacuated as firefighters on both sides of the river worked to surround the flames.

The fire has burned 1200 acres, according to the San Bernardino Fire Department officials.

Image: A flareup of a wildfire near Needles
A wildfire flareup near Needles, Calif. on Wednesday. San Bernardino County Fire Department via AP
Image: Firefighters work to save Pirate's Cove Bar
Firefighters work to save Pirate's Cove Bar on the Colorado River near Needles, Calif. on Wednesday. San Bernardino County Fire Department via AP