Firefighters Deal with Hot, Dry Weather Battling Arizona Wildfire

Wildfire in nearly 80 percent contained



CLINT WELLS, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say hotter and drier weather may affect efforts to battle a large wildfire in north-central Arizona.

The weather will also increase the amount of smoke coming from the fire that’s now over 25 square miles (65 square kilometers) and is nearly 80 percent contained.

Wind is expected to push smoke toward Winslow and the Hopi reservation on Monday.

The blaze has destroyed 33 homes.

Authorities say it was started April 27 by an abandoned illegal campfire.

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