ADOT: SR 87 reopens after Slate Fire breaks out between Phoenix and Payson; fire 100% contained

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.