A new fire is burning south of the Valley, fire officials say.
The 41-acre "Junction Fire" broke out Sunday evening near US 60 and the connecting ramp to SR 79, according to Arizona State Forestry officials.
Firefighters say the fire is wind-driven and moving east. As of 9:30 p.m., forestry officials said the fire is near full containment.
The cause is under investigation.
This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 News and abc15.com for updates.
Deputies have reopened the US 60/SR 79 junction. The #JunctionFire is near full containment, 41 acres. Please watch for firefighters working near the highway. Fire started in the SE quadrant of the #Florence junction about 7:30 tonight. #AZFire #AZForestry— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) July 8, 2019