Brush fire burns near homes in the West Valley; fire 90% contained

SURPRISE, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- A brush fire has burned more than 1,200 acres of land near 169th Avenue and Dove Valley Road.

According to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, the fire is burning 14 miles northwest of Surprise, and there is a moderate rate of spread. More than 100 fire personnel are on the ground.

The Department of Forestry says firefighters worked overnight conducting back burn operations and it is now 90% contained. It is expected to be fully contained tomorrow.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.