Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Tonto National Forest Mountain Fire
June 8, 2019
PHOENIX —For Immediate Release.
Approximately 8 miles east of Cave Creek Ranger Station
Nearest town is Cave Creek, Arizona
Start Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 Size: approximately 7,225 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Cause: Human caused, under investigation
Summary: The Mountain Fire was reported just before noon on Friday, June 7, 2019. The fire is completely on the Tonto National Forest, burning east and northeast toward Horseshoe and Bartlett Lake. The Bartlett Dam Road has been closed at the intersection with Cave Creek Road. This closure is expected to continue through the weekend.
Command of the fire was transferred to the Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team at 6:00am this morning.
All day-use areas and campgrounds near Horseshoe and Bartlett lakes have been closed to allow firefighters to concentrate on containing the fire.
As the winds die down this evening, smoke will settle into to valleys and people living near the Tonto National Forest may smell smoke. This is normal overnight airflow and not a cause for concern.