I-17 reopens after brush fire in New River

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The fire only burned 5 acres. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The fire only burned 5 acres. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

A brush fire closed the Interstate 17 north of the Valley on Sunday, which caused a huge backup for those trying to get back home from the High Country.

The fire broke out near Table Mesa Road and burned about 5 acres before it was contained.

There were no injuries.

The freeway was briefly closed in both directions but has since reopened.

The traffic backup was more than 8 miles.

It's unclear what sparked the brush fire.

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