ARIZONA NEWS

Northbound State Route 87 reopens south of Payson after brush fire forces closure

Jul 6, 2024, 3:36 PM | Updated: 4:48 pm

The northbound lanes of State Route 87 were closed south of Payson Saturday afternoon due to a brus...

The northbound lanes of State Route 87 were closed south of Payson Saturday afternoon due to a brush fire. (Pixabay photo)

(Pixabay photo)

PHOENIX — The northbound lanes of State Route 87 were reopened south of Payson Saturday evening after a brush fire caused a closure, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced.

The closure, which started around 1:45 p.m., was two miles north of Mount Ord North Trailhead near milepost 231 nearly to where State Route 188 meets SR 87 near Deer Creek Trailhead.

One southbound lane was also closed due to the fire.

All lanes were reopened by 4:30 p.m.

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Northbound State Route 87 reopens south of Payson after brush fire forces closure