Haystack fires likely to burn for days near Casa Grande

Multiple haystacks caught on fire near Roughcut Drive and Stampede Way.
Published: Jul. 28, 2023 at 9:26 AM MST|Updated: Jul. 28, 2023 at 11:53 AM MST
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CASA GRANDE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Haystack fires near Casa Grande are expected to burn for days as crews monitor the flames, officials said on Friday morning. Multiple haystacks caught on fire near Roughcut Drive and Stampede Way around 2:30 a.m.

According to Casa Grande Fire Department, fire crews are on standby and are ensuring the flames don’t spread. Smoke is expected to be in the area for several days, and could increase in size due to weather conditions. Firefighters say attempting to put out the blaze with water could result in the fire burning longer, so crews are letting it burn out itself. Eloy Fire Department is also on standby ready to fight the flames.

It’s unclear if anyone is hurt or what started the fire. For those in the area of the fire, officials advise closing windows and limiting HVAC use as much as possible. Residents with respiratory issues are asked to stay inside or find another place to stay. If you experience shortness of breath, call 911.

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