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Wind driving wildfire in Ariz. mountain community

Wind driving wildfire in Ariz. mountain community

CREATED May 18, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) - Strong winds continue to fuel a wildfire burning north of Phoenix that has now grown to nearly 16 square miles.
   
Fire spokesman Mike King said Friday the 10,000-acre blaze has spread its flames north and east. Gusts going at 40 mph and low humidity have made the fire difficult for crews to contain.
   
The fire prompted an evacuation order Sunday for Crown King, a historic mining town about 85 miles north of Phoenix. Most of its 350 residents have evacuated.
   
The fire, which is 5 percent contained, has destroyed three homes and a trailer.
   
The blaze started at a home, but investigators haven't determined the cause.

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