Hay fire spews smoke over Avondale

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AVONDALE -- Fire crews let a large hay fire in the far West Valley burn itself out rather than fight it.

Huge stack burning

The fire at 115th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road was burning since late Thursday night.

Smoke pouring off the fire could be seen for miles.

Firefighters from both Rural Metro and Avondale were called out, but they've decided to let the fire burn itself out as long as it's not threatening any structures, which it's not.

There's plenty of hay fueling the flames -- several stacks five or six bales high.

It's not known what sparked the fire.