KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters are trying to protect communities on the edge of Flagstaff, Arizona from a wildfire that's already burned through more than 11 ½ square miles.

There are no reports of injuries or burned buildings, but the blaze did grow quickly around the scenic Oak Creek Canyon on Thursday.

The wildfire is about 3 miles away from residential areas, where people are under pre-evacuation warnings.
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