Avondale Fire burns almost 1,000 acres near Phoenix Raceway

West of Phoenix

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Avondale Fire. Photo by Arizona State Forestry 6-26-2020.

Since the Avondale Fire started Friday afternoon west of Phoenix it has burned approximately 980 acres, the Arizona State Forestry announced at 10:49 a.m. MDT Saturday. It has been burning through a river bottom in salt cedar, creating thick, dark smoke.

First reported near 113th Avenue and Indian Springs Road in Avondale, it began on state land and has burned onto a parcel managed by the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. It is about half a mile northwest of Phoenix Raceway.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has information about evacuations.

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Map showing heat (the red dots) detected by a satellite on the Avondale Fire at 4:12 a.m. MDT June 27, 2020.
Avondale Fire Arizona Phoenix
Avondale Fire. Photo by Arizona State Forestry 6-27-2020.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

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