Mulch fire continues to burn in the West Valley

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX – The mulch fire that has been burning in the West Valley since Tuesday continued to burn Wednesday night.

Fire crews are using front loaders to flatten the mulch to get to the hot spots, but there is no easy way to put out the flames.

Residents in the area remained concerned about the blaze, especially now that it’s taking a toll on their daily lives.

“The school office is closed today so we weren’t able to get her registered for kindergarten, plus their allergies are really bad,” said Karmyn Craig while discussing the impact the fire has had on her kids.

Cary Ansel lives a couple of miles from the fire, and he wants to make sure something like this doesn’t take place a second time.

“I’m concerned about the air quality,” remarked Ansel.

The fire is located on a family-owned property near 62nd Avenue and Dobbins Road.

Fire crews say they plan on letting parts of the blaze burn itself out, and are hoping the wind will cooperate and help the control the flames.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.