FD: Brush fire put out near homes on Camelback Mountain

PHOENIX - Phoenix Fire officials put out a brush fire near homes on Camelback Mountain on Thursday morning. 

The fire broke out in an area of large homes northeast of 44th Street and Camelback Road. 

Firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to a home in very close proximity to the flames. 

Officials say there were no fire hydrants in the area so they had to call in a tanker truck with 2,000 gallons of water. Crews were on scene for about half an hour putting out hot spots.

Fire Captain Christopher Pearce says this fire is a reminder how dry vegetation can get in the valley.

"If you do live in an area that has brush around your house, start to get that area cleared out because it's starting to dry out again and summer is coming," said Pearce. "This was just a simple fire that started from exhaust from some workers being in the area."

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. 

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