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I-15 reopens in Arizona near Nevada border after brush fire closure

Updated July 4, 2019 - 4:13 pm

A brush fire that closed a section of Interstate 15 Thursday afternoon northeast of Mesquite was quickly controlled, allowing traffic to resume on the major artery, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

A section of I-15 was closed in both directions just south of the Utah-Arizona border, according to a tweet from the department posted about 2:30 p.m. The section is about 30 miles northeast of Mesquite, and about 110 miles from Las Vegas.

The highway reopened around 3:30 p.m., the department said.

The highway was closed to allow a helicopter to drop water on a brush fire near the highway, the department said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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