Fire Continues to Burn Thousands Of Acres in Arizona

Firefighters are still working to contain a wildfire in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona.

The Mountain Fire, which was reported Friday afternoon, has burned about 6,200 acres in the national forest northeast of Phoenix.
The fire was human-caused, officials said but did not provide more details.

Strong winds are making it difficult to fight the fire, FOX 10 reported. Campgrounds near Horseshoe and Bartlett lakes have been closed, creating long lines of vehicles leaving the park. The national forest covers about 3 million acres and is a popular recreational spot.

Eight engines and three crews were fighting the fire Saturday morning, along with air tankers and helicopters using water from Bartlett Lake.

Source: Crews continue to battle human-caused wildfire near Bartlett Lake – Story | KSAZ

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