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    Posted May 22, 2014 by
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    Wildfires blazing near you

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    Sedona Blazes On

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     azchila was driving on State Route 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff on Wednesday when she took these photos of what is being called the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona. The road was "barricaded and no one except fire fighters and police officials were allowed to pass through," she said.

    The fire began Tuesday afternoon and has spread to 4,500 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service. As of this morning, none of the blaze has been contained. Read more about Arizona's wildfire on CNN.
    - Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer

    The Slide Fire just north of Sedona has scorched over 4000 acres of land and threatened hundreds on homes. Many residents, vacationers and campers were told to leave the area due to the growing fire. On the other hand the southside of the town which includes the Village of Oak Creek, seems to be going about business as usual, with tourist shopping, eatiing and taking the famous Pink Jeep Tours.

    Shockingly enough many seemed to be uneffected by the thick cloud of smoke and smell of fire looming in the beautiful red mountain back drop.

    As of right now there is zero percent containment of the blaze and officials say the fire may get worse before it gets better.

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