‘Wall of fire’ forces evacuations near Arizona resort town | app

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — High winds tore up a towering wall of flames outside a northern Arizona tourist town on Tuesday, tearing apart two dozen structures and sending residents of more than 700 homes rushing to flee.

Flames reaching 100 feet (30 meters) swept through an area of ​​scattered homes, dry grass and ponderosa pines on the outskirts of Flagstaff as wind gusts of up to 50 mph (80 km/h) pushed the fire on a major highway.

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