Fire crews were battling a brush fire in Buckeye Valley that had scorched at least 40 acres Monday night, according to the Buckeye Valley Fire District.
About 40 firefighters were battling the fire, including crews from Tonopah, the city of Buckeye, Buckeye Valley and the city of Goodyear, according to information on the Buckeye Valley Fire District’s Twitter feed.
The fire was in an area of Arlington, near West Desert Rose Road and Old U.S. 80 Highway, west of Phoenix. The area is an unincorporated area of Maricopa County.
Crews were attempting to keep the fire from burning into the Gila River Bottom, Cliff Turner of the Buckeye Valley Fire District said.
While no structures were being threatened by the blaze Monday night, Turner said crews expected to be at the scene through the night and into Tuesday morning.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that it also has deputies on the scene.
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