FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Firefighters continue to battle multiple blazes across Arizona.
The Bush Fire has grown and it is now the fifth largest fire in the state’s history.
These fires have been fueled by very hot and dry weather.
The human-caused Bush Fire started about 10 days ago and it has scorched 186,000 acres northeast of Phoenix.
— Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) June 16, 2020
According to officials, many roads have been closed and restrictions have been put in place around the Tonto National Forest.
As of late Monday night, the fire was at 61% containment.
There are at least seven fires burning across the state.
According to Arizona Forestry, the state has burned more than three times the amount of acreage than 2019.
#AZForestry Chief Steve Millert briefing media & @dougducey on current fire sit. across #Arizona. This year, we have already burned more than 3x the amount of acres than 2019 YTD. Please do your part; obey fire restrictions & stay alert. One spark is all it takes #AZFire pic.twitter.com/FlX8q73sEK
— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) June 22, 2020