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Slide fire surpasses 10,000 acres; could double in tough terrain
Slide fire surpasses 10,000 acres; could double in tough terrain

A popular state park in Sedona, Ariz., was expected to stay closed through the holiday weekend as a wildfire plowed through a red-rock canyon a few miles north. The Slide fire burned more than 10,000 acres from Tuesday afternoon through Saturday, and officials said the acreage would likely double as firefighters decided to let the blaze burn through rugged, unreachable terrain. The fire was 5% contained Saturday morning. Firefighters have been using controlled burns to keep the fire away from cabins, homes and power lines. They have also worked throughout the week to keep it from reaching two small communities a few miles northeast of the fire. Residents of those communities remain...

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