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Badger Springs Fire near Sunset Point burns over 2,500 acres, 80% contained

Jun 22, 2019, 8:22 PM | Updated: Jun 24, 2019, 1:30 pm
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(Twitter photo/@abc15)
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PHOENIX — The brush fire that closed Interstate 17 near Sunset Point on Friday has grown to over 2,500 acres as of Saturday night, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

According to officials, the Badger Springs Fire was 80 percent contained by Monday morning.

The I-17 is now open, but officials say to expect delays.

However, there are two road closures: Badger Springs Trailhead and Bloody Basin Road east of I-17.

While it is currently unknown exactly how the fire started, officials say that it is human caused.

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Badger Springs Fire near Sunset Point burns over 2,500 acres, 80% contained