Arizona-based photographer Richard Webb on June 15 captured timelapse footage of the massive Bush fire in Tonto National Forest – the largest active fire burning in the US, according to reports.
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 acres by June 15, with zero containment.
According to the National Interagency Fire Center, the Bush fire has since expanded to over 100,000 acres. A number of communities in the path of the growing wildfire were ordered to evacuate, and state routes were closed
“Lots of incredible country has been torched,” Webb told Storyful. Credit: Richard Webb via Storyful