Vehicle Fire on I-17 Sends Black Smoke Over Anthem

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The fire on I-17 Tuesday, March 20, 2018, seen from near a commercial parking lot along Venture Drive in Anthem. Photo by Robert Roy Britt

A vehicle fire on I-17 at rush hour Tuesday evening sent a plume of black smoke over the east side of Anthem.

The fire was in the leftmost northbound lane, and traffic was able to pass on the right shoulder, according to ADOT. Southbound traffic was not affected. By about 5:45 fire crews had doused the flames and the smoke turned white.

ADOT said to expect heavy delays. As of this writing, there was no word of the cause or whether anyone was injured.


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ADOT captured this view of the fire in the northbound lanes of I-17 near Anthem.

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NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.
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NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.

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