Fire Forces Evacuations and Highway Closures in Arizona

A number of communities in the path of a growing wildfire in Tonto National Forest, Arizona, were ordered to evacuate, and state routes were closed, on June 15, according to AZ Central.

The Arizona Department of Transport closed two state routes near the national forest due to the fire.

The fire started on June 13 and spread quickly amid hot, dry and windy conditions. AZ Central reported officials saying the fire had burned 37,900 by June 15, with zero containment.

Video by the Arizona DOT shows the fire burning off State Route 87. Credit: Arizona DOT via Storyful