Poison Creek Fire impacts I-17 near Sunset Point

  • Source: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
  • Published: 09/16/2017 04:59 PM

A brush fire near Sunset Point north of the Phoenix area burned at least 25 acres Saturday afternoon, restricting southbound Interstate 17 traffic to one lane for several hours and causing long delays for hours after that. But as of about 9 p.m., officials reported the backups had greatly diminished. On Sunday morning, fire crews were working to put out "hot spots," but most of the fire had been put out by 7 p.m. Saturday, said Dave Wilson, a battalion chief with the Daisy Mountain Fire Department. The blaze, which officials are calling the Poison Creek Fire, broke out at about 12:45 p.m., Wilson said.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe