PHOENIX (FOX 10) — The Arizona Department of Transportation says both southbound and northbound lanes have reopened after a brush fire has closed a portion of State Route 87 between Phoenix and Payson.
The northbound closure was at Sunflower, milepost 218, and the southbound closure was about 15 miles south of Payson at State Route 188.
The fire is now 100 percent contained.
Slate Fire Contained: Firefighters on the ground and in the air were able to contain the Slate Fire at 226 acres overnight. near Highway 87, fire caused traffic delays. Firefighters will patrol and monitor the fire. Cause is under investigation.— Tonto NF (@TontoForest) June 23, 2019
UPDATE: SB SR 89 has reopened, with traffic alternating in the SB lanes. Continues to expect long delays in the area. https://t.co/cbUIDcto6i— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) June 23, 2019
UPDATE: SR 87 NB is now open at milepost 218. That may change at the crews continue to work on the fire. https://t.co/XoPIFlUVth— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) June 22, 2019