State Route 87 is closed in both directions due to the Diamond Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Personnel with Tonto National Forest as well as the Arizona State Forestry and Fire Management are performing control operations near the fire. This has necessitated the closure of southbound SR 87 at State Route 188. The northbound side of the highway is closed at milepost 199 (Bush Highway).
Motorists are advised to expect delays and seek an alternate route.
There is no estimated time to reopen the highway.