UPDATE: The fire is 100% contained, and I-17 traffic is back to normal.
Location: Interstate 17 around mile marker 248
Reported as a vehicle fire that has spread to wildland.
Rocky and rugged terrain will prove challenging to ground crews and engines.
DPS on scene
1- Air Attack
1 - Type 3 Helicopter
6 - Engines
Airtanker(s) and Lead plane on order
1 - Type 1 Hotshot Crew
2 - Type 2 Initial Attack Crews ordered
Current as of: June 21, 2016 @ 4:13:55 PM MST
Incident Type: Wildfire
Date of Origen Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, approximately 1:45 PM
Location: I-17 mm 248 Northbound
Incident Commander: RobRoy Williams
Total Personnel: 35
Size: 80 Acres
Fuels Involve: Grass, brush
Significant Events: 50-80+ acres, Currently in Initial Attack
Remarks: Right lane of I-17 NB closed, expect delays
Weather Concerns: High temperatures, low humidity, variable winds