Brush fire forces temporary closure of SR87 near Fort McDowell

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Brush fire burning along SR87 near Ft.McDowell.  (30 June 2017) [Source: Jennifer Haggard] Brush fire burning along SR87 near Ft.McDowell. (30 June 2017) [Source: Jennifer Haggard]
ADOT map showing SR87 brush fire delays. (30 June 2017) [Source: Arizona Dept. of Transportation] ADOT map showing SR87 brush fire delays. (30 June 2017) [Source: Arizona Dept. of Transportation]
FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A brush fire burning along State Route 87 near Ft.McDowell forced authorities to temporarily close a section of SR87 in both directions. 

The brush fire was reported around 2 p.m.  Arriving crews had lane restrictions in place as they worked along the northbound lanes to put the fire out.

Just before 5 p.m. authorities with ADOT said the conditions have forced them to close State Route 87 in both directions at milepost 210 between the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation and Sunflower.  They re-opened the roadway about 30 minutes later. 

There is slow traffic reported in the area from milepost 203 to 208.

Motorists should delay traveling if possible.

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