Fire displaces woman in Buckeye Valley


Fire units, including Buckeye Valley and Tonopah, responded to a fire in Arlington the evening of June 15, 2017. A woman and her dog lived at the property which included three mobile homes. Photo by Buckeye Valley Fire District.

A woman lost her home June 15 after a fire in the far West Valley, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.

The second-alarm fire happened before 5 p.m. near 13500 S. 337th Ave. near the Old U.S. Highway 80 in Arlington.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Calbert Gillett said deputies arrived at the scene with the house fully engulfed.

More than 30 units and 100 firefighters from Buckeye Valley, Tonopah, Harquahala, Buckeye, Goodyear, Avondale and Phoenix responded to the fire.

According to the Buckeye Valley Fire District, three mobile homes, three trailers and two vehicles were destroyed.

Officials determined nothing about the fire was suspicious.

No one was hurt, Gillett said. The American Red Cross arrived to assist the woman.

A woman who was at the property at the time of the fire said she was the only one who lived there, along with her dog, Gillett said.

On June 16, Buckeye Valley Fire District checked on the woman and discovered local residents got her a travel trailer home donated. By the afternoon neighbors were outside with a tractor to help clean up the debris, Captain Cliff Turner said.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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