I-17 CLOSED Both Directions Due to Brush Fire

June 26th, 2018 at 2:19 PM

UPDATE:

Firefighters Respond to Small Fires on I-17, South of Highway 260

Firefighters are working to contain the 3 acre Pinto Fire and 5 acre Copper Fire that are burning along I-17, south of Highway 260 at mile marker 283. The cause of both fires are under investigation. However, roadside fires can be caused by dragging chains or a carelessly tossed cigarette.

Arizona Department of Transportation has closed both southbound and northbound traffic on I-17 between HWY 260 and HWY 169. Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at AZ511, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter Feed, @ArizonaDOT.

Resources assigned: 1 – Type I Crew, 1 – Fuels Crew, 2- Type II Crews, 4 – Engines, 2 – Helicopters.

REMINDER One less Spark, One less Wildfire

Pausing or parking a car or truck in tall grass or over shrubs can start fires. This not only may damage your vehicle but may also start a quickly moving fire. Do not park where vegetation is touching the underside of your vehicle. Also be sure that all vehicles and tires are in excellent working order; safety chains or other trailer equipment must not drag or dangle; these can get hot or create sparks causing not just one but multiple wildfires. Look behind you as your driving to make sure all is well. It’s always a good idea to carry a fire extinguisher.

 

UPDATE: A brush fire just south of Camp Verde has closed Interstate 17 in both directions, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The highway is closed at milepost 284, south of Camp Verde. There is no estimated time to reopen the highway. Motorists should consider delaying travel or taking alternate routes to avoid the closure. Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT. When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available at ADOTAlerts.com will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes. Additional information on active brushfires can be obtained through the Arizona Division of Emergency Management at http://www.azein.gov.

 

I-17 is closed in both directions at milepost 284 south of Camp Verde for a brush fire. At this time ADOT does not know when the interstate will be re-opened. We will post updates here as we get them.

Crews on the ground consist of: Copper (AZ-PDC-PNF). Located 3 miles SW of Camp Verde, AZ (34.5372, -111.9152). 1 Air Attack, 1 Type 1 Heli, and 1 Type 2 Crew assigned.

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14 thoughts on “I-17 CLOSED Both Directions Due to Brush Fire

  1. Sounds like you are sour about your decision for not paying attention to the traffic ahead of you.He has the right to put his car in park when traffic is at a stand still. Let me guess it’s his fault you got a ticket for rear ending him too?

  2. Nice to know ADOT is warning people. Would’ve been nice if they had the day I wrecked because I didn’t know it had been closed, leading a man to put his car in park on I-40 because he waited so long. It’s his fault for not using his hazards but ADOT should’ve had signs and/or slowed traffic.

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