Wildfire Map Spotlight: Wildcat Fire in Arizona

What is the name and location of the wildfire?

As of Wednesday, May 22, 2024, the Wildcat Fire has burned through about 14,400 acres of land in the Sonoran Desert northeast of Scottsdale, Arizona (1).
The fire started on Saturday morning near Vista Verde and is burning in Tonto National Forest (2).

Which cities or areas are affected by the wildfire?

Air quality may be impacted from wildfire smoke in nearby Arizona communities, including:

What is the current containment status of the wildfire?

The Wildcat Fire is now 36 percent contained (3). There are nearly 200 firefighters actively working to contain the fire, which is projected to be contained by June 3.

Dry grass, warm temperatures, and strong winds may continue to feed the fire.

Are there any evacuation orders or alerts in place?

A portion of Tonto National Forest has been closed to visitors. Bartlett Dam Road has been closed as the fire is burning on both sides of the road.

How can I protect myself from wildfire smoke?

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