October 1, 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Forest Service says it is closing a
larger area near an Arizona wildfire outside Flagstaff.
The emergency closure includes the Kachina Peaks Wilderness and
all trails and roads near the blaze.
Officials are still trying to find out who left a campfire,
which started the wildfire, unattended.
An estimated 1,000 people who were forced to flee their homes
were allowed to return Wednesday. But the local sheriff warned
residents to be prepared to leave again if the fire lines don't
The 22-square-mile fire is just 20 percent contained. At least
10 miles of fire line still needs to be completed.
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