UPDATE: Wildfire near Flagstaff grows to 3,000 acresPosted: Updated:
FLAGSTAFF -- The Taylor fire burning 22 miles southwest of Flagstaff has grown to 3,000 acres and is 10 percent contained.
Fire chars 3,000 acres
Fire southwest of Flagstaff now at 650 acres - A wildfire burning in the Coconino National Forest grew from 50 to about 650 acres on Sunday as low humidity and sporadic winds drove the blaze.
Officials say 505 personnel are battling the fire from the ground and air.
There are reports that four historic cabins and a lookout tower are near the fire, but there are no evacuations ordered.
Heavy smoke and falling ash will continue to impact local communities in the Flagstaff, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona and the Verde Valley areas. Disruption of power supply and damage to the KV transmission line is a concern.
Forest Roads 231, 538 and 535 are closed. All trailheads leading into the southeastern portion of Sycamore Canyon are also closed.
The fire, which started Sunday, has the potential to move to the north in the vicinity of Turkey Butte and in the rugged terrain of Sycamore Canyon.
The cause remains under investigation.