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Crews try to stop AZ blaze from crossing fire line

Crews try to stop AZ blaze from crossing fire line

CREATED May 16, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) - Officials working to keep a wildfire near a historic Arizona mining town from spreading are telling any residents still in their homes to leave now.
   
Fire incident spokeswoman Michelle Fidler said Wednesday that high winds are pushing the blaze away from the mountain town of Crown King. But she says winds could shift and push the fire back into the community where it started.
   
Road access also is a concern. Fewer than 10 residents remain in their homes, and a sheriff's official says they could be trapped if the flames cross access roads.
   
The fire has consumed more than 2,000 acres, destroyed two homes and a trailer, and prompted an evacuation order on Sunday.
   
Crown King is a community of mostly summer homes about 85 miles north of Phoenix.

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