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Firefighters deal with hot, dry weather battling wildfire

Posted at 8:04 AM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 11:04:43-04

 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.