Crews on Arizona wildfires contend with wind-driven flames

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Wildfires in Arizona are typical this time of year, but high winds have been a key factor in driving the size of the blazes that are threatening rural communities, state highways and popular recreation spots.

A wildfire in east-central Arizona that had already burned 139 square miles (360 square kilometers) was expected to grow Wednesday because of predicted winds of up to 30 mph and low humidity.