Friday, June 7, 2019

Mountain Fire

Mountain Fire reported in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona.

The Tonto National Forest is responding to a human caused wildfire. The Mountain Fire is currently about 30 acres burning near Horseshoe Dam Road turnoff. Expect road closures and please avoid the area to allow firefighters to work safely to contain the fire, according to @TontoForest on Twitter.

Mountain Fire (AZ-PHC-TNF) 8 acres upon initial response. Started 6/07, located 8 E/NE of Cave Creek, AZ (33.8201, -111.7542). 2 VLAT, 2 Airtankers, 1 Lead, 1 Air Attack, 2 T1 Crews (Payson + Mesa) assigned, according to the Southwest Coordination Center.

Summary: There are currently 8 Engines and 3 crews fighting the fire, along with air tankers and a helicopters dipping water out of Bartlett Lake. Additional resources have been ordered. The fire is completely on the Tonto National Forest, burning east and northeast toward Bartlett Lake. The Bartlett Dam Road has been closed at the intersection with Cave Creek Road.

#MountainFire Fire Information Phone Number: (602) 345-0246 - call or text for information.

Basic Information
Current as of: 6/8/2019, 1:23:24 AM
Incident Type: Wildfire
Cause: Human
Date of Origin: Friday June 07th, 2019 approx. 11:49 AM
Location: 8 miles east of the Cave Creek Ranger District office
Incident Commander: Type 3 IC - N. Castro
Coordinates: 33.871 latitude, -111.754 longitude

Current Situation
Total Personnel: 200
Size: 6,200 Acres
Fuels Involved: Sonoran desert grass and brush

Significant Events
Road closures: Bartlett Road; Type 3 Incident Command taking over management of incident 6/8 0600

[Update: June 8, 2019 at 12:29 PM MST] 7,225 acres, 243 personnel. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is assisting with a mandatory evacuation of Bartlett Lake users/campers who remained in the area after the voluntary evacuation implemented yesterday. Movement of the fire continues to be N/NE away from communities, according to onto National Forest officials. #AZFire