Several lightning-caused fires on Tonto National Forest


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Video report by Crystal Cruz

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 19 at 7:02 PM

Cain Fire
Date of Origin:
Thursday August 15th, 2013 approx. 06:00 PM
28 miles northeast of Mesa, Ariz., 1.5 miles west of Four Peaks
37 acres
Chaparral, brush, grass
Fire Behavior:
Active fire behavior, moderate rate of spread, 2-5ft. flame lengths
High- steep and rocky
Map: Four Peaks fires

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PHOENIX -- Thunderstorm activity over the Tonto National Forest Thursday afternoon led to several wildfire incidents, according to a spokeswoman for the forest service.

The Cain Fire is burning 28 miles northeast of Mesa, Ariz. and two miles west of Four Peaks. It is 20 to 30 acres.

The Reno Fire is burning seven miles northwest of Tonto Basin, Ariz. It is eight acres.

Both fires are being fought from the ground and the air.

Crews were also checking two reports of smoke south of Superior, Ariz.