Wildfires Break Out in Arizona

OAK CREEK CANYON, Ariz. (AP) -- A wildfire in northern Arizona has forced evacuations in a two-mile stretch of Oak Creek Canyon and it's zero percent contained.

The 450-acre blaze was fed by winds. And another wildfire that's estimated to cover about 100 acres, is 20 percent contained.

Authorities say it was sparked by a vehicle.

On Tuesday it closed Interstate 17 near Cordes Junction in both directions for about four hours, causing a traffic backup for miles.

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