Arizona Wildfire Grows Tenfold as Thousands Prepare to Flee

 Thursday, May 22, 2014

 NBC News

A northern Arizona wildfire had chewed through at least 4,800 acres by Thursday morning as an army of Hotshots fought back. Officials issued a pre-evacuation notice Wednesday in the area north of Slide Rock State Park after the blaze crept to within three miles of a subdivision. While firefighters have had trouble containing any of the massive blaze since it broke out Tuesday afternoon, some of the 3,200 residents in the small communities of Kachina Village and Forest Highlands still weren’t ready to leave their homes.