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JUNIPER FIRE Causing Delays on Stretch of SR 288

The Arizona Department of Transportation reports that the Juniper Fire in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness of the Tonto National Forest is causing delays along State Route 288, the route between Roosevelt Lake and the remote Gila County community of Young.

As crews work to halt the fire, an ADOT pilot car is guiding traffic through one direction at a time. Delays of 20 to 30 minutes were occurring Wednesday (May 25) in a stretch of several miles between mileposts 278 and 292.