Brush fire re-ignites in Surprise

Posted at 11:01 PM, Jun 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 21:11:58-04

Firefighters from several departments worked overnight to extinguish a brush fire in a field on the west side of the Valley.

The Surprise Fire Department said units from Buckeye and El Mirage assisted with the first-alarm fire that burned near 219th Avenue north of Bell Road on Sunday evening. 

Come Monday, crews were called back out to the same area for a brush fire. 

Firefighters said Monday that 10 homes were evacuated, but those residents have since been allowed to go return home.

The blaze was in a remote area, making getting to it and transporting water difficult. It has burned an estimated 75 to 100 acres and 125 firefighters were on scene to fight it.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.