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Tue, Nov. 24

Fire slows weekend traffic along I-17 in Camp Verde

A plane attempts to help put out a brushfire along I-17 north of Camp Verde on Friday. The fire caused the interstate to be shut down, for a short time, and travelers through the area were asked to find alternate routes. Courtesy photo

A plane attempts to help put out a brushfire along I-17 north of Camp Verde on Friday. The fire caused the interstate to be shut down, for a short time, and travelers through the area were asked to find alternate routes. Courtesy photo

CAMP VERDE – Drivers along what was an already busy I-17, through the Verde Valley, experienced even more traffic delays than usual Friday afternoon due to a fire.

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A helicopter attempts to help put out a brushfire along I-17 north of Camp Verde on Friday. Courtesy photo

A brush fire along the interstate, at mile marker 294, north of Camp Verde, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Twitter account. At about 3:30 p.m., the ADOT tweeted that the interstate had been shut down in both directions.

By 6 p.m., the fire was extinguished to the extent where both southbound lanes could be re-opened and one northbound lane was re-opened.

Further south, a law enforcement situation at mile marker 262, at Cordes Junction and State Route 69, caused delays as well. The interstate remained open, but police were directing traffic through the area.

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A plane attempts to help put out a brush fire along I-17 north of Camp Verde on Friday. The fire caused the interstate to be shut down, for a short time, and travelers through the area were asked to find alternate routes. Courtesy photo

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