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Vehicle fire closes I-17 southbound Thursday

SUNSET POINT – A vehicle and brush fire closed Interstate 17 southbound about one mile north of the Sunset Point Rest Area Thursday afternoon, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The closure was at milepost 255, which is about eight miles south of Cordes Junction.

At one point, the traffic backup was reportedly four miles long.

ADOT was able to open one lane around 3:45 p.m.

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