A first-alarm brush fire in the Buckeye Valley covered about 40 acres as several West Valley crews attempted to extinguish the flames Monday night.
The fire occurred before 8 p.m. near Desert Rose Road and Old U.S. Highway 80 in Arlington, according to the Buckeye Valley Fire District.
About 40 firefighters from Buckeye Valley, the city of Buckeye, Goodyear and Tonopah responded to the area to keep the fire from reaching the Gila River bottom. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management assisted the departments.
There were no nearby structures, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
The cause of the fire is unknown.