Traffic advisory: Motorhome fire impacts southbound I-15 in Arizona; All lanes open

ST. GEORGE – All lanes on southbound Interstate 15 have reopened following a motorhome fire and subsequent brush fire on a part of the Arizona stretch of the highway Monday evening around 5.5. miles south of the state line.

The Arizona Department of Transportation reported over Twitter that all lanes were open by around 10:20 p.m., Utah time.

Southbound traffic was initially blocked while responders dealt with the fire. The incident was originally reported over dispatch channels around 5:55 p.m.

The incident occurred when a motorhome towing a vehicle caught fire, Sgt. John Bottoms of Arizona DPS said through text to media.

“The driver of the motorhome was able to pull the vehicle off onto the shoulder in an attempt to not block the interstate,” Bottoms said. “The vehicle fire caused a large brush fire adjacent to the highway which added to the number of emergency vehicles at the scene.”

It was initially reported that the incident occurred on northbound I-15 at milepost 17 by the person reporting the fire over 911, Bottoms said.

Beaver Dam/Littlefield and St. George fire departments also responded to the incident.

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