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Mountain Fire

Unit Information

Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Incident Contact

Cave Creek Ranger Station
Phone: 480-595-3300

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Summary: Bartlett Dam Road is now open for public use. Bartlett Lake Recreation Area and Horseshoe Lake Recreation Areas, are also open to the public. Please be careful driving along the Bartlett Dam and Horseshoe Dam roads and we ask that you don't stop along the roadway, or walk around in the burned areas. Also, there may still be smoke visible throughout the day, due to interior pockets of fuel igniting.

The Mountain Fire was reported just before noon on Friday, June 7, 2019. It quickly grew in size, due to continuous fuels and gusty winds. Very minimal growth has occurred since Sunday, June 9.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman, Under Investigation
Date of OriginFriday June 07th, 2019 approx. 11:49 AM
Location8 miles east of the Cave Creek Ranger District office
Incident CommanderType 3 IC - JD Bauman
Coordinates33.871 latitude, -111.754 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel53
Size7,470 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained76%
Fuels Involved

Sonoran desert grass and brush

Significant Events



Planned Actions

Monitor and mop up and securing of containment lines.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Seasonably hot weather will continue Wednesday with only partial,

minimal cooling Thursday.