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Northbound Interstate 17 reopened north of Phoenix

Jun 14, 2024, 4:13 PM | Updated: Jun 15, 2024, 10:10 am

Northbound Interstate 17 was closed north of Phoenix due to a vehicle fire on June 14, 2024. (ADOT ...

Northbound Interstate 17 was closed north of Phoenix due to a vehicle fire on June 14, 2024. (ADOT Photo)

(ADOT Photo)

PHOENIX — Northbound Interstate 17, which was closed north of Phoenix on Friday afternoon due to the Ironwood Fire, has been reopened.

A vehicle fire sparked the blaze and closed the freeway at milepost 261 near Cordes Lakes at 3:55 p.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

With high winds in the area, the fire reached the roadside vegetation and spread quickly northward.

Fire crews worked through the night and, as of Saturday morning, were confident they had completely contained the blaze.

The fire was estimated to have consumed 229 acres by early evening.

The southbound lanes were not affected.

Cordes Lakes is about 65 miles north of Phoenix.

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Northbound Interstate 17 reopened north of Phoenix