Fire burning in the northwest valley

- Firefighters dealing with record heat as they battle fires across the state.

An air tanker is helping crews on the ground attack the flames which are burning brush near Surprise.

The fire started near 219th Avenue and Sun Valley Parkway.

The Arizona State Land Department is now fighting the fire. Surprise Fire Department crews are providing brush and tanker trucks on the scene. Over 100 firefighters are on the scene working the blaze.

Crews estimate the fire at 100 acres, there are no mandatory evacuations, but the fire has prevented some people who self evacuated from getting back home.

There is no word when those residents will be able to return home. 


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