|More crews headed to northern Arizona wildfire|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
OAK CREEK CANYON, Ariz. — A wind-whipped wildfire in a canyon near Flagstaff dramatically increased in size Wednesday as it sent up choking plumes of smoke, threatened homes and scuttled Memorial Day weekend plans in the popular hiking and camping area.
Hundreds of firefighters poured into northern Arizona to battle the fire between Sedona and Flagstaff, and by Wednesday afternoon, the fire grew to an estimated 7 square miles, or about 4,500 acres. The erratic and gusty winds briefly grounded air tankers that were brought in to fight the fire.
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