Kendrick 2 Fire burning northwest of Flagstaff

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Crews are battling a wildfire about 20 miles northwest of Flagstaff off Highway 180.

The Kendrick 2 Fire has burned about 175 acres near Kendrick Mountain and Horseshoe Hill, according to the U.S. Forest Service. It is burning in the vicinity of the Kendrick Fire from Nov. 23 and in the burn scar of the 1996 Horseshoe Fire.

The fire started on the west side of Highway 180 and has moved to the east side, causing a temporary road closure in both directions. Fire managers are working with law enforcement to direct traffic.

The fire is believed to be human caused but is still under investigation.

The Forest Service said no structures are threatened.

Crews are using indirect suppression tactics, establishing containment lines a safe distance away from the fire. Containment is expected Sunday night, and officials expect the final size to be between 300 and 500 acres.

The U.S. Forest Service has responded to several human-caused fires recently, and investigators are asking anyone with information to call 928-527-3558.