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Crews battling Arizona fires contend with wind-driven flames

The Bighorn Fire rages on in the Catalina Mountains as seen here from residential streets just outside the evacuation zone
Posted at 10:17 AM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 13:17:56-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Firefighters battling large wildfires across Arizona contended with wind-driven runs of flames across rugged terrain amid hot and dry weather.

About a half-dozen rural communities on Wednesday remained under evacuation notices issued previously for fires in national forests near Tucson in southern Arizona, north of the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona and in east-central Arizona northeast of metro Phoenix.

Hundreds of firefighters are assigned to each fire. No structure damage has been reported.