The Bear Fire has closed US 191 in both directions south of Alpine between mileposts 201 and 225, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
This is a new highway closure as of today, Sunday, June 20. The updated list of highways closed by fires includes:
*BACKBONE FIRE CLOSURES:
- SR 260, closed from Camp Verde to SR 87 between mileposts 228 and 252.
- SR 87, closed from Payson to Lake Mary Road between mileposts 255 and 290.
*TELEGRAPH FIRE CLOSURE:
- SR 77, closed from Globe to Winkelman.