Pig Hearth grows to roughly 300 acres close to Village of Oak Creek

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(Coconino National Forest photo)

PHOENIX – Wildfire that broke out near Interstate 17 between Sedona and Camp Verde on Saturday night had grown to around 300 acres by Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.

At around 12:30 p.m., the Coconino National Forest stated that most of the smoke from the pig fire was directed north, making the village of Oak Creek, Sedona, Munds Park, and Flagstaff slightly cloudy.

At around 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, the pig fire began about five miles southeast of the Village of Oak Creek. By Sunday morning it had grown to about 120 acres.

The cause of the fire is unknown and is still being investigated.

The fire currently poses no threat to structures or homes. It is expected to move northeast throughout the day unless a thunderstorm changes direction.

About 80 firefighters were assigned to the pig fire.

The fire is on the east side of I-17 heading north, causing lane restrictions for travelers heading north, including near the Sedona exit.

Coconino officials advised drivers to plan additional travel times.

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