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Tunnel Fire burns outside Flagstaff causing hundreds to evacuate | USA TODAY


The Tunnel Fire outside of Flagstaff, Arizona has prompted hundreds to evacuate as wind gusts cause the fire the grow significantly.

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The Tunnel Fire burning 14 miles northeast of Flagstaff forced people from their homes late Tuesday and has reached more than 9 square miles with 0% containment, forest officials said.

The fire was reported shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The cause is still under investigation.

Flame lengths reached up to 100 feet high and wind gusts reached 50 mph, officials said.

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