The Bumble Bee Fire, burning west of Interstate 17, started Friday morning in the eastern foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains north of Phoenix and quickly grew to over 2,000 acres. The fire is 20 percent contained.
Air operations on the fire were temporarily stopped when a drone was spotted in the fire area, it is suspected that the pilot was operating from the Sunset Point Rest Area.
Fire managers are working closely with Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office to coordinate any emergency alerts, evacuations, or road closures. At this time the communities of Bumble Bee and Cleator are in “READY” status in accordance with Arizona’s Ready-Set-Go program.
Arizona Red Cross has set up an evacuation center in support of the fire at Mayer High School to be used as needed.