The wildfire that sparked near Lake Havasu, Arizona and jumped the Colorado River into California has spread to 14-hundred acres.  The “South Fire,” which has been renamed to the “Topock” fire, is now about five percent contained.  Evacuations remain in place at nearby RV parks and Pirate’s Cove, a pirate-

themed family park. Fire Captain Butch Meriwether says the cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but it is considered “suspicious in nature. The Bureau of Land Management says resources are making good progress and expect winds to calm. They also expect the smoke to settle across the Valley and downriver tonight. 

Kris Dugan