Brush fire breaks out on I-17 near Sunset Point

Crews on June 8 responded to a brush fire that blocked the right lane along southbound Interstate 17 near Sunset Point.

The estimated 160-acre fire temporarily blocked the right lane of traffic at milepost 252 on Thursday, but authorities have reopened the roadway.

As of Friday evening, the so-called "Sunset Fire" is 90% contained.

The fire was human-caused, officials said.

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The estimated 20-acre fire broke out on June 8 and is blocking the right lane of traffic at milepost 252.

Area where the brush fire broke out: