Brush fire causes delays, closures on I-17

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The fire, called the Badger Fire, started on Thursday afternoon. (Source: ADOT) The fire, called the Badger Fire, started on Thursday afternoon. (Source: ADOT)
Firefighters used air support to battle the flames. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Firefighters used air support to battle the flames. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Crews said strong winds have fueled the fire. (Source: ADOT) Crews said strong winds have fueled the fire. (Source: ADOT)
No word yet on what on caused the fire. (Source: ADOT) No word yet on what on caused the fire. (Source: ADOT)
At least 80 acres were burned. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) At least 80 acres were burned. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Interstate 17 northbound was partially reopened about an hour after it was shut down north of Black Canyon City due to a brush fire.

The closure was at milepost 256, which is near Bumble Bee.

The fire, now called the Badger Fire, started on Thursday afternoon. Crews said strong winds have fueled the fire. Firefighters estimate it has burned about 80 to 100 acres.

Firefighters are attacking the flames from the air as well as on the ground.

The Department of Safety said a vehicle fire caused the fire.

Crews said the brush fire is 50 percent contained.

No buildings are threatened.

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