The Bug Creek Fire has burned more than 1,000 acres near the Cordes Lakes area, but is now 50% contained.
According to InciWeb, the Bug Creek Fire started south of Cordes Junction off I-17 on June 28.
The Yavapai County Sheriffs Office has called for mandatory evacuations for portions of Cordes Lakes.
The I-17 northbound lane is closed to traffic; the southbound lane has recently reopened.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has recommended travel on State route 87 and State route 260 as alternative routes to I-17.
I-17 NB is showing a few miles of slowing south of Cordes Jct. One lane is open NB because of the Bug Creek Fire. pic.twitter.com/rvUacKVHy5
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) June 29, 2016
Authorities have asked for the public to avoid travel in the area so emergency fire resources can access the fire.
The cause of the fire is still investigation.