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I-17 reopens following brush fires in Camp Verde area

Brush fires near Camp Verde hamper I-17
Posted at 7:45 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 01:25:04-04

Authorities say Interstate 17 has been reopened in both directions after brush fires burning near Camp Verde prompted the closure. 

Arizona Department of Transportation officials say I-17 was closed about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday between State Routes 260 and 169 on the way from the Phoenix area to Cottonwood and Sedona.    

U.S. Forest Service officials say two small brush fires still are burning along I-17 south of State Route 260.

They say the cause of both fires is under investigation.    

Camp Verde is located about 90 miles north of Phoenix.