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Brush Fire Closes I-17 Northbound Near Sunset Point

01 June 2017   ADOT

Traffic backed up on I-17 near Bloody Basin Road.

Update, June 1: Sheriff Spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn shared this video of Air Tanker Support for the ground crews. 


June 01, 2017 PHOENIX – A brush fire forced the closure of Interstate 17 northbound about five miles north of Sunset Point, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. 

The closure is at milepost 256. There are significant delays starting just south of Sunset Point and ending south of Cordes Lakes.

There is no estimated time to reopen the highway. Motorists should consider an alternate route or delay travel.

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