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    EL MIRAGE, Ariz. - A tire fire is what was creating large clouds of black smoke that could be seen around the Valley Saturday, according to Rural Metro Fire.

    The fire was out just after 7 p.m., according to El Mirage Fire Captain Joseph Rivera.?

    Rivera says there were no injuries or evacuations from the fire.

    Rural Metro says multiple fire departments worked on extinguishing the fire, which was located near North El Mirage Road and Northern Avenue.

    According to Rivera, an encampment of some people living in tents was close to the fire but firefighters checked on that group and they were unharmed.

    The fire could be seen from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, where Garth Brooks is performing Saturday night, fans who called into 12 News said. Video from an ADOT camera near the stadium can be seen below:


    The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and currently under investigation.


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