Firefighters battle brush fire near Loop 303

- Firefighters battled a brush fire that burned over a thousand acres of land near Loop 303 in the North Valley Thursday.

According to a statement by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, southbound I-17 is closed at State Route 74, and Northbound I-17 was closed at Loop 101, but has since reopened.

According to a tweet made by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, the fire has charred an estimated 50 acres of land, and air tankers were being utilized to fight the fire.

According to Phoenix Fire officials, the fire charred an estimated 1,200 acres of land, and was considered to be a 2nd alarm brush fire. Around 130 firefighters from various Federal, state, and local agencies teamed up to fight the fire, and no firefighters were injured.


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