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Fast-Moving 303 Fire Scorches North Phoenix Desert

A rapidly moving wildfire that began around 1 p.m. Thursday near the Loop 303 and Interstate 17 spread quickly northward toward the Carefree Highway by mid-afternoon, forcing closure of I-17 in both directions for several hours. The fire was contained after burning 1,150 acres, officials said, and the highway was re-opened in late evening.