UPDATE

Lightning strikes spark several wildfires in Arizona

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Several fires are now burning on the Arizona Strip on public lands, which are administered by the Bureau of Land Management. 

Officials said they were all sparked by lightning strikes Wednesday afternoon and continue to burn.

The fire at the Hobble Complex has charred about 35,000 acres, as of Friday afternoon, and the Plateau Fire has burned about 4,500 acres.

Nine of the remaining 13 fires are burning on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, and another fire is burning on the Arizona Strip Field Office.

Officials said Thursday's weather caused significant smoke to travel north into St. George.

For more information on these wildfires, tune in tonight to CBS 5 News at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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