Mountain Fire near Cave Creek has burned 7,225 acres, zero percent contained

Smoke from the Mountain Fire burning near Cave Creek (Source: Inciweb)
Smoke from the Mountain Fire burning near Cave Creek (Source: Inciweb)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2019 at 1:48 PM MST
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CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Mountain Fire, burning eight miles east of Cave Creek, Ariz. in the Tonto National Forest, was reported before noon on Friday, June 7.

As of 1:15 p.m. Saturday, June 8 the fire had burned 7,225 acres and was zero percent contained, according to Inciweb.

Command of the fire was transferred to the Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 8.

There are eight engines and three crews working the fire, along with air tankers and helicopters using water out of Bartlett Lake. Additional resources have been requested.

Bartlett Dam Road has been closed at the intersection of Cave Creek Road.

All day use areas and campgrounds near Horseshoe and Bartlett lakes have been closed to allow crews to fight the fires. Those who are in the area are leaving and are being escorted back to Cave Creek Road.

Tonto National Forest officials are also reporting the fire to be human caused, as there was no lighting in the area.

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