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News Release: Increased Winds Cause Significant Growth on Boundary Fire; Highway 180 to Close Temporarily Due to Potential Smoke Impacts

June 8, 2017

 Williams, Ariz., June 8, 2017—For Immediate Release.  Increased winds ahead of a cold front caused the Boundary Fire to spread northeast off of Kendrick Mountain towards Highway 180. The fire is still within the planning area for the Boundary Fire and is expected to remain west of Highway 180.  Firefighters are implementing containment plans to slow fire spread. Highway 180 will be closed between mileposts 236 and 248 by 5 p.m. this evening due to expected smoke impacts overnight.  Fire managers, in coordination with Arizona Department of Transportation and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, will reassess the need for the closure of Highway 180 tomorrow morning.

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