Wildfire near Bartlett Lake grows - CBS 5 - KPHO


Wildfire near Bartlett Lake grows

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A wildfire that broke out in the Tonto National Forest about six miles northeast of Bartlett Lake Wednesday has grown to 250 acres, fire officials said.

The Bartlett Fire is in a remote area near the lake, officials said.

Fire officials said 25 firefighters are battling the blaze, including one hotshot crew and one engine. A heavy helitanker has been ordered to assist firefighters on the ground.

The fire is burning brush and grass in extremely rough and inaccessible terrain, officials said. The rough terrain prevented a helicopter from dropping crews near the fire.

Firefighters said they are still investigating the cause.

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