Nearly 1,000 acres of bush fire ignites near Goodyear, forcing evacuations

Firefighters are fighting a forest fire near Goodyear, and has forced at least 30 people from their homes to flee for safety.

It has been called the “Avondale Fire”.

They are 980 acres and burn near the Estrella Mountains in 133rd Avenue and Indian Springs Road, according to the Avondale Fire Department.

Fire is at 5% containment.

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


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.

The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at the Avondale City Hall.

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