A brush fire has forced the closure of northbound Interstate 17 between the Sunset Point rest area and Cordes Junction north of Phoenix for some time Thursday.
The fire reported Thursday afternoon was alongside the highway about five miles north of Sunset Point. That's approximately 10 miles north of Black Canyon City.
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Per the Arizona Department of Transportation, there are significant delays starting just south of Sunset Point and ending south of Cordes Lakes. The highway was back open, at around 5:00 p.m.
Another fire in southern Arizona has forced the closure of State Route 83 near Sonoita.
I-17 northbound at milepost 256: The right lane is blocked because of a brush fire. pic.twitter.com/TGGMjOiaxo— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) June 1, 2017
Update: SR 83 (Sonoita) has reopened. Fire crews and troopers are still in area working the fire. Please drive slow. pic.twitter.com/WaPGqfcbIN— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) June 1, 2017