Wildfires – Arizona, USA
A wildfire called the Mountain Fire near Phoenix spread to 7,225 acres by Saturday afternoon, Tonto National Forest officials said. As of noon local time, there was no containment. Air tankers and helicopters are dropping fire retardant and water, CBS News’ Janet Shamlian reports. The fire appeared to be burning away from communities, fire officials said. There was a mandatory evacuation of campers and users at Bartlett Lake.
Wildfires – California, USA
A vegetation fire that sparked Saturday afternoon rapidly grew in size in western Yolo County, threatening several structures and closing the main highway through the area, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The Sand Fire, on County Road 41 and Highway 16 just north of Rumsey, was reported at 2:37 p.m., according to Cal Fire. In less than two hours, the fire’s size grew from 125 acres to 600 acres. By 9 p.m., the fire had reach 1,700 acres with no containment.