The Camp Fire is burning in the Cave Creek Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest. The fire is North and east of Bronco Trailhead, east of Forest Service Road 24; three miles southwest of Humboldt Mountain Lookout.
Fire was reported at approximately 12:45 pm by a member of the public. Firefighters are fighting the Camp Fire in grass, brush, pinyon, and juniper within the footprint of the 2005 Cave Creek Complex Fire. It has burned east and north of Bronco Trailhead, approximately 650 acres.
The Camp Fire is anticipated to be 50% contained by 8:00 p.m. July 17, 2015. No structures or homes are threatened.
Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers and Maricopa County Sheriff Officers remain on scene continuing the investigation of the fire’s cause. Until the cause is determined, traffic will not be permitted northbound on Forest Service Road 24 past Sears-Kay recreation site.
Start Date: July 16, 2015, reported at approximately 12:45 p.m.
Size: Approximately 650 Acres
Percent contained: 0%
Cause: Under investigation
Vegetation: Grass, brush, pinyon pine, and juniper
Growth Potential: Minimal
Resources assigned remain the same:
- Three Type 3 engines
- One Type 3 helicopter
- One air attack ship
- One lead plane and two air tankers
Fire Information: For further information on this incident please visit www.fs.usda.gov/tonto.