Crews battling Potatoe Fire near Sunflower

By eth | May 21, 2018

Officials from the Tonto National Forest say a brush fire burning near Sunflower Sunday afternoon is human-caused. The fire was reported just before 1 p.m. and has grown to 70 acres, forest officials said. The fire is 30 percent contained at this time.Officials say no structures are being threatened. RELATED: Wildfires in Arizona: See where fires are burning across the stateThe blaze is on the east side of State Route 87, south of the Forest Service road to Mount Ord. Multiple fire engines and crews including hotshots are working to contain the fire. Helicopters and air tankers were also called to help with suppression of the blaze. 
**** UPDATE **** Traffic is moving on SR 87 in both directions after a brush fire near Sunflower. One northbound lane remains closed. #aztraffic pic.twitter.com/vNIccctTHQ— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 21, 2018