ARIZONA NEWS

Ghost Fire 100% contained, Westbound State Route 88 reopens north of Apache Junction

Jun 21, 2024, 2:41 PM | Updated: Jun 23, 2024, 11:05 am

Westbound State Route 88 was closed north of Apache Junction for the Ghost Fire on June 21, 2024. (...

Westbound State Route 88 was closed north of Apache Junction for the Ghost Fire on June 21, 2024. (BLM Photo)

(BLM Photo)

PHOENIX — Westbound State Route 88 has reopened near Apache Junction, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The westbound lanes of SR 88 were closed north of Apache Junction Friday afternoon for the Ghost Fire, authorities said. Eastbound SR 88 was not affected.

The highway closed at milepost 201 at about 1:55 p.m.

The Bureau of Land Management said crews were fighting the fire, which had burned about 90 acres as of 6 p.m. Friday night.

Crews continued mop up efforts throughout Saturday.

By Sunday morning, crews reached 100% containment at 88 acres.

Arizona Forestry placed the incident in monitor status and handed the incident to Superstition Fire and Medical.

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Ghost Fire 100% contained, Westbound State Route 88 reopens north of Apache Junction