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Highway 87 reopened, Canyon Fire rages on

Highway 87 has been reopened in northern Arizona, but the fight against the Canyon Fire continues.

The Canyon Fire had parts of the 87 closed most of Saturday and Sunday morning in the Coconino National Forest, mainly in the Winslow area. The fire has now reached over 5,000 acres.

The fire is located approximately 15 miles northeast of the Blue Ridge Reservoir in the Jacks Canyon area.

The fire is expected to grow to the northeast, where there is very little foliage for it to spread. Around 150 personnel are working to keep the fire from spreading to the south, where it would threaten homes.

No structures are threatened as of now by the Canyon Fire, which was reported just after 7:00 a.m. Friday.

Authorities believe the fire was started by lightning.

No residents have been asked to evacuate the area.


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