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ADOT: Brush fire breaks out near Sunset Point

Posted: 1:04 PM, May 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-27 00:10:30Z
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BLACK CANYON CITY — Firefighters say a brush fire that broke out Sunday morning near the Sunset Point Rest Area near Black Canyon City is 100 percent contained.

According to a tweet by Department of Public Safety Trooper Randi Wybron, troopers were "actively working a vehicle fire" in the area which extended into the median.

Forward progress of the brush fire, later deemed the "Sunday Fire," was stopped around 1:30 p.m.

Fire crews were able to get full containment around 5 p.m.

The fire caused serious delays on Interstate 17. After being shut down for several hours, officials say all lanes of I-17 reopened around 4:30 p.m.