Wildfire in popular scenic canyon grows in size, threatens homes near Flagstaff

  • by: FELICIA FONSECA , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 21, 2014 - 9:05 PM

OAK CREEK CANYON, Ariz. — A wind-whipped wildfire in a canyon near Flagstaff dramatically increased in size Wednesday as it sent up choking plumes of smoke, threatened homes and scuttled Memorial Day weekend plans in the popular hiking and camping area.

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