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Pig Fire grows to approximately 300 acres near Village of Oak Creek

Aug 2, 2020, 4:30 PM | Updated: 4:44 pm
(Coconino National Forest photo)...
(Coconino National Forest photo)
(Coconino National Forest photo)

PHOENIX — A wildfire that broke out Saturday evening near Interstate 17 between Sedona and Camp Verde had grown to approximately 300 acres Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.

Around 12:30 p.m., the Coconino National Forest said smoke from the Pig Fire was mostly northbound, bringing light haziness to the Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, Munds Park and Flagstaff.

Around 4:45 p.m. Saturday, the Pig Fire started about five miles southeast of Village of Oak Creek. It had grown to about 120 acres by Sunday morning.

The cause of the blaze is unknown and remains under investigation.

The fire does not pose risk to structures or homes at this time. It’s expected to move northeast throughout the day unless a thunderstorm changes its direction.

About 80 firefighters have been assigned to the Pig Fire.

The fire is off the east side of northbound I-17, resulting in lane restrictions for travelers heading north, including near the Sedona exit.

Coconino officials advised drivers to plan for extra driving time.

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Pig Fire grows to approximately 300 acres near Village of Oak Creek