MESA, AZ — A brush fire sparked in the east Valley near Loop 202 and McKellips Road Wednesday morning.
The Arizona Department of Transportation said around 9:30 a.m. that the fire prompted the road closure of Loop 202 eastbound near Brown. Shortly after 10:00 a.m., the road was reopened.
The lanes were initially shut down so firefighters could get on scene and put out the flames.
* CLOSURE, please share*— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) July 1, 2020
NEW UPDATE for the brush fire on L-202 EB near Brown: ALL lanes are now closed while firefighters battle the blaze.
TRAFFIC is being diverted at McKellips. #phxtraffic #azfire pic.twitter.com/Vu8Gs9UsE6
It's unclear how the fire started.