Interstate 17 partially closed at Bloody Basin due to motor home fire

A map showing the location of the closure on I-17. (ADOT tweet at 6:23 p.m. on June 2, 2021)

Northbound Interstate 17 has partially reopened near Bloody Basin Road, south of Cordes Junction, according to the Arizona Dept. of Transportation.

All traffic must exit at Bloody Basin Road.

"The right lane remains closed, due to an earlier vehicle/brush fire; there is no estimated time to reopen that lane. The southbound lanes are not (and were not) affected," stated ADOT officials.

The Mayer Fire Department said the fire was seven to 10 acres on Wednesday night, aided by strong, gusty winds. Crews were able to stop the fire from spreading, but additional fire support has been struggling to make it past the traffic backup to help.

The fire started at a motor home between mileposts 259 and 260, but spread to brush and grass in the area.

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