Perry Tank Fire: I-17 reopens near Black Canyon City

A brush fire near Black Canyon City prompted the closure of a portion of Interstate 17 from Monday through Tuesday morning, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

The agency announced on X the interstate's southbound lanes were closed at milepost 259 around 1:45 p.m. on July 8. By Tuesday morning, all southbound lanes were reopened.

The northbound lanes were originally closed, but reopened.

The Bureau of Land Management said the fire, which now has the name Perry Tank Fire, has burned about 217 acres of land. It is 20% contained.

"Multiple ground and air resources are responding," read a portion of BLM's post on X.

The cause of the fire is unknown.