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Visitors evacuated as brush fire burns near White Tank Mountains

The fire has burned about 35 acres and was 40% contained as of Friday morning, officials said.

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — Authorities have evacuated visitors near the White Tank Mountains as firefighters work to put down a brush fire that started Thursday evening.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says the fire is burning on the southeast side of the park, about three-and-half miles west of Waddell.

The fire has burned about 35 acres and was 40% contained as of Friday morning. 

It was determined that the fire was human-caused. 

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is evacuating anyone at the park or on its trails.

The Surprise Police Department says White Tank Park is temporarily closed.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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