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Wildfire threatens AZ homes

A 1,500-acre wildfire threatened dozens of homes in Sedona, Arizona on Friday.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | June 2, 2006

A 1,500-acre wildfire threatened dozens of homes in Sedona, Arizona on Friday.

Two homes south of Sedona were destroyed.

Thirty homes in the Pine Valley subdivision were evacuated. In a press conference fire officials warned evacuees to be prepared for charred surroundings when they are able to return home.

"You'll be shocked when you go home," said Sedona Fire District Chief Matt Shobert to evacuees. "It's totally black." By Friday night, fire officials were predicting that most homes would not be fire damaged.

The fire was sparked by a grinder used for working on fences.


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