AZ WILDFIRE | SUNSET FIRE | 2

UPDATE 2 – MAY 31, 2020

Incident Summary

A wildfire called the SUNSET FIRE is burning on I-17 near mile post 252.  Originally a vehicle fire, it has extended into the wildland interface and is now a brush fire.

Fire is burning on I-17 north towards Badger Spring and remains on the east side of the freeway.

Size

The fire is estimated at 3,500 acres with an unknown containment status. Fire behavior is still very active, even as large air tankers drop retardant over the fire line.

Resources

Incident cooperators assigned to this wildland fire incident include:

  • AZ State Forestry
  • USFS
  • AZ Fire Info
  • AZ DOT

Photo Credit | AZ DOT

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Closures

Sunset Point Rest Area:  Both directions shut down. (AZ DOT).  Previously, fire had warranted only shutting down the northbound lanes.

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I-17:  AZ DOT has provided a few routes if you are coming north or south on I-17.

Photo Credit | AZ DOT

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