Highway 77 near the San Manuel Junction was closed in both directions Monday while a fire crew from Pinal Rural Fire and Medical District extinguished a car fire.
On Feb. 15, around 4 p.m., Pinal Rural firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire on S.R. 77 near mile marker 110. When the firefighters arrived they found a vehicle that was fully involved in fire.
PRFMD crews worked swiftly to extinguish the vehicle fire before it spread to adjacent brush. The driver of vehicle was able to exit to safety without injury. Highway 77 was closed briefly in both directions to allow the firefighters to safely extinguish the blaze. It was not clear what caused the fire and the incident remains under investigation.