I-17 reopens near Sunset Point as brush fire continues burning

Northbound I-17 was closed at milepost 256 Thursday afternoon because of a brush fire.

​The Badger Fire near Sunset Point shut down northbound traffic on Interstate 17 Thursday afternoon for about two hours.

The right lane remains closed.

So far, it's burned 80-100 acres, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials said the northbound backup is miles long.

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BLM says the fire is wind-driven and has "high potential." Crews are working to put the fire out.

The closure ends south of Cordes Lake.

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