Arizona Wildfire Forces Hundreds to Evacuate

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Some missing hikers have been accounted for near Flagstaff, Arizona, where three wildfires are burning including one of several thousand acres.

Firefighters in aircraft and on the ground battled the second serious wildfire to threaten buildings in two days as officials urged hundreds to residents to flee their homes.

City spokeswoman Kimberly Ott says residents of hundreds of homes on 1,044 parcels north of Flagstaff are being advised to leave.

Meanwhile, evacuation orders have been lifted for the 300-acre fire in southeastern Flagstaff, which is 30 percent contained. A California man was arrested on suspicion of starting that fire Saturday by leaving behind hot coals at a campsite.


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