Precautionary evacuation for wildfire near Young, Ariz.

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

YOUNG, Ariz. -- A wildfire on the Tonto National Forest has led to a precautionary evacuation of two subdivisions near Young, Ariz -- Vail Ranch and Frog Pond.

The Frog Fire burned 35-40 acres as of 9 p.m. Monday. The fire is 6 miles east/northeast from Young, Ariz.

Crews are battling the blaze from the air and on the ground. They have completed a line around the perimeter of the fire and personnel are assigned for the entire night shift.

The fire is burning in a popular vacation home area, according to Becky Woolsey Cottom, a volunteer firefighter with the Pleasant Valley Fire Dept.

The fire has already destroyed at least one structure. Woolsey Cottom said it appears the one building that burned was a cabin.

Weather conditions are helping firefighters.

The cause of the fire is unknown.