Fire breaks out at Avondale film studio

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Firefighters battled a raging structure fire on a property in Avondale most recently used as a Western movie set and studio.

The fire erupted shortly after 5 a.m. at CJS Film Studios at 2005 N. 103rd Ave., an Avondale Fire Department spokesman said.

Crews from Avondale, Tolleson, Goodyear and Phoenix were fighting the fire.

The property, which has been abandoned for several years, contains several studios, horse stables, a Western town set, caretaker's buildings and a guard shack.

It was not known how many buildings were involved, but it appeared it would be a total loss, the spokesman said.

No injuries were reported and the cause was under investigation.

No other information was available.

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