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Vehicle fire causes 2-hour freeway delay

Staff~ 4/28/2015

NEW RIVER – A vehicle fire erupted on the northbound I-17 just past the New River exit on Monday, April 27. Both lanes of northbound traffic were closed until about 1:30 p.m., when the left lane reopened. Crews were able to get both lanes of traffic open by 3:30 p.m.

The fire started when a truck hauling a trailer overturned. Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the blaze. It is unknown if there were any injuries as a result of the accident.

AZ511 was reporting I-17 as clear by 4 p.m. on Monday.