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Crews battling Old 80 Fire near Gillespie Dam in Buckeye Valley area

Fire near Gillespie Dam
Posted at 4:04 PM, Apr 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 15:50:50-04

ARLINGTON, AZ — Crews are battling the Old 80 Fire that broke out near Gillespie Dam in the Buckeye Valley area Saturday night.

The fire began sometime after 11 p.m. Saturday night, near Old U.S. 80 and the Gillespie Dam, which is located south of Buckeye Valley.

As of Monday afternoon, the fire had burned 64 acres and was 50% contained.

Fire near Gillespie Dam

Crews from the Buckeye Valley Fire District, City of Buckeye, and the Arizona Fire and Medical Authority responded to help with the blaze, working to protect nearby power lines.

No damage was reported to the bridge and no traffic restrictions have been implemented on Old U.S. 80.

It is not clear how the brush fire started.