Semi truck fire sparks brush fire, shuts down Arizona interstate

Sleeping Driver Burned

A truck caught fire on Interstate 17 in Arizona on Wednesday.

The fire sparked a brush fire that shut down the interstate for several hours.

The fire began near the Stoneman Lake Road Exit, south of Munds Park, at approximately 1 p.m on July 15, 2020.

The fire spread from the truck and trailer to the brush along the roadway. The fire quickly spread.

Fire crews worked until 8:00 pm that night to extinguish the blaze.