PHOENIX (FOX 10) - Fire crews on Sunday responded to a second-alarm brush fire west of Cave Creek Road and south of Sonoran Parkway. The fire is now officially extinguished.
Crews say the fire started after 2:30 p.m. near a remote control airplane field at Cave Creek and Jomax Roads. According to a witness, his remote control airplane crashed which caused the fire.
Once crews arrived on the scene, the fire was already at 10 acres. The fire was then escalated to a second-alarm fire and wildland crews were dispatched to the scene.
Crews have stopped the fire, but Arizona State Forestry says closures will remain in place overnight.
Firefighters have stopped the #JomaxFire, but road closures remain in place overnight from #CaveCreek Road & #Tatum to S. of #Jomax Roads. #AZForestry and federal resources will remain on fire overnight and continue with mop up. #AZFire #MaricopaCounty— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) July 8, 2019