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Agua Fria Fire burning in river stopped at estimated 150 acres

Posted: 1:38 PM, Jul 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-05 18:22:18-04
KNXV Agua Fria Fire 7-5-19

AVONDALE, AZ — For the second day in a row, crews worked to contain a brush fire burning in the West Valley.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says the Agua Fria Fire burned through salt cedar trees in the river bottom near I-10 and Dysart Road starting around 1 a.m. Friday.

The day before, crews responded to the Gila River near ISM Raceway for a fire burning in the river bed.

Friday's fire burned an estimated 150 acres before forward progress was stopped.

The fire could be seen from I-10 and freeway cameras operated by the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The fire is also burning close to the same area as a fire over the weekend, which burned close enough to Interstate 10 to cause a temporary closure.

There was no immediate word as to how it started.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 and ABC15.com for updates.