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.
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