Brush fire on Interstate 17 near Sunset Point causing heavy traffic in area

Posted at 3:23 PM, Sep 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-17 08:16:18-04

A brush fire on Interstate 17 southbound near Sunset Point is causing miles of traffic delays in the area.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the fire sparked along I-17 near milepost 249 on Saturday. 

There are 10 miles of traffic back-up as a result of the blaze, ADOT says. Delays are expected between Bumble Bee and Badger Springs roads. 

Drivers are urged to use an alternative route at this time. Officials are encouraging drivers to use State Route 260 through Camp Verde to SR87 through Payson.

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