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Crews battling Arizona wildfire brace for winds

YOUNG, Ariz. - Officials battling a wildfire in eastern Arizona say they're prepared for high winds and low humidity.

Incident Commander Matt Reidy says firefighters have created containments lines around the community of Young and burned out fuel ahead of the fire.

Crews are reinforcing those lines and patrolling for spot fires. Winds are expected to gust up to 30 mph Friday afternoon.

The Poco Fire is nearly 12,000 acres and 25 percent contained.

The blaze had spread beneath two power lines earlier this week, but fire officials say those lines no longer are threatened.

More than 740 people and several helicopters are fighting the fire.


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