500-acre fire ignites near Goodyear, forces at least 30 evacuations


Firefighters are fighting A new forest fire near Goodyear on Friday night has forced at least 30 people from their homes to flee for safety.

It has been called the “Avondale Fire”.

It is approximately 500 acres and burns near the Estrella Mountains in 133rd Avenue and Indian Springs Road, according to the Avondale Fire Department. Firefighters say the fire spread to the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Area.

Multiple engines are on scene and a Type 1 helicopter is assigned.

EVACUATIONS

the The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office issued a “Go” notice, which means evacuate, for homes south of Southern Avenue, north of Indian Spring Road, west of 119 Avenue and east of El Mirage.

Firefighters are protecting the structures, says the Avondale Police Department.

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