Wildfire grows to 7,225 acres forces Bartlett Lake campground evac

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Wildfire grows to 7,225 acres forces Bartlett Lake campground evac

Postby WB Staff » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:14 pm

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Bartlett Lake campgrounds evacuated as wildfire in Tonto National Forest grows to 7,225 acres

A human-caused wildfire that was sparked Friday in the Tonto National Forest had grown to 7,225 acres with no containment by late Saturday morning, officials said.

A mandatory evacuation order was issued Saturday for camping areas around Bartlett Lake, fire spokeswoman Dolores Garcia said.

The Mountain Fire was burning about eight miles east of Cave Creek, according to a wildfire incident page.

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Re: Wildfire grows to 7,225 acres forces Bartlett Lake campground evac

Postby WB Staff » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:43 pm

Updated Jun 09 2019 05:06PM MST

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Crews are making big progress on the first major brush fire of the season. The Mountain Fire is now 50 percent contained, but nearly 7,500 acres. The fire is burning east of the I-17 between Cave Creek and Bartlett Lake.

Fire officials say crews are continuing to make good progress on the fire and their efforts are still focused on building and enhancing containment features and mopping-up interior heat. The Bartlett Dam Road is still closed at the intersection with Cave Creek Road.

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