TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A wildfire that started Friday afternoon has burned about 7,225 acres in the national forest northeast of Phoenix.
The wildfire, called the Mountain Fire, near Phoenix spread to 7,225 acres by Saturday afternoon, Tonto National Forest officials said. As of noon local time, there was no containment, CBS reported.
Air tankers and helicopters were dropping fire retardant and water.
There was a mandatory evacuation of campers and users at Bartlett Lake.
“We have little line around it and it’s continuing to march on,” said Brad Widhalm with Tonto National Forest.
In northern California, the first red flag warning was issued for the fire season. The utility PG&E cut power to 1,600 customers for more than six hours on Saturday due to extreme fire risk.