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Quiet Fire burns along Tempe-Phoenix border

Tempe Brush Fire 6-12-22
Posted at 6:18 PM, Jun 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-13 00:55:36-04

TEMPE, AZ — Firefighters are battling the Quiet Fire along SR 143 northbound near Sky Harbor Boulevard Sunday afternoon.

Arizona State Forestry officials say the Quiet Fire is 50% contained at 16 acres as of Sunday night.

The off-ramp to Priest Drive/Center Parkway were closed temporarily due to the fire.

Tempe Police tweeted a warning to motorists traveling southbound on Priest Drive. They say southbound traffic is being impacted by the blaze, and are asking drivers to avoid the area.

It's not yet known what sparked the fire.