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Large brush fire scorching area northeast of Phoenix

Large brush fire scorching Tonto National Forest northeast of Phoenix
Posted at 7:25 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 23:20:18-04

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Arizona — A large brush fire burning in Arizona has grown to 800 acres.

The fire is taking place at the Tonto National Forest near Cave Creek, about 30 miles northeast of Phoenix. It is known as the Sears fire.

Fire officials have ordered air drops to help fight the fire.

Firefighters are working to protect the area and evacuations have been ordered.

No damages have been reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated.