AVONDALE, AZ — Fire crews have fully contained a brush fire that sparked in Avondale Friday evening.
As of Tuesday night, morning, the Avondale Fire has burned 819 acres and is 100 percent contained, according to the Arizona State Forestry Department.
As of today, the #AvondaleFire is 100% contained with no change in acreage; 819. The fire started last week NW of the racetrack. Undetermined cause. #AZFire #AZForestry #Avondale #Goodyear pic.twitter.com/NAq2bjMsSS— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) July 1, 2020
Up to 32 homes were evacuated with 20 on the north and 12 on the south side in the river bottom in salt cedar near Phoenix Raceway.
MCSO officials have moved those who evacuated back to "Ready" status.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has been informed that all communities around the #AvondaleFire have been moved back to “Ready” status. #ReadySetGoAZ@MaricopaEmerg @azstateforestry pic.twitter.com/3uQ3dXxqYO— Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (@mcsoaz) June 28, 2020
Crews are rendering protection for the evacuated homes to block the fire from reaching them.
Watch live video from the fire below:
Goodyear, Avondale, Phoenix, Tolleson, Rural Metro and several other agencies are currently battling the fire.
It is unclear what sparked the fire.