Arizona is burning: Bush Fire in Tonto National Forest near Phoenix, 3 others rage in triple-digit temperatures

The Bush Fire burns in the Tonto National Forest behind the Goldfield Ghost Town on June 16, 2020. Multiple communities in the path of a rapidly growing fire have been ordered to evacuate from the human-caused brush fire. Michael Chow/The Republic

By / Helen Wieffering

Four major wildfires were burning in triple-digit temperatures across Arizona on Monday, torching about 125,000 acres and forcing evacuations for some residents near the Tonto and Kaibab national forests.

The Bush Fire, the largest of the blazes, swelled an additional 27,000 acres northeast of Phoenix on Tuesday, with 0% containment, forcing another round of evacuations 

Hot and dry temperatures with low humidity levels are forecast through the week, creating conditions that are for ripe for quick fire growth.