Oak Creek Canyon wildfire 25 percent contained

OAK CREEK CANYON, AZ - A wildfire in northern Arizona's scenic Oak Creek Canyon remains 25 percent contained with some interior pockets still burning or smoldering due to wind gusts.

Coconino National Forest officials said Tuesday that the so-called Junipine Fire still is about 12 acres.

The fire started Monday afternoon and is believed to have been sparked by a downed power line.

The blaze is just north of the charred remains of last month's Slide Fire. That fire started May 20 near Slide Rock State Park in the scenic canyon between Sedona and Flagstaff and burned 31 square miles.

Forest officials still are optimistic of having the Junipine Fire fully contained soon and no structures are threatened.

Authorities say about 70 firefighters are battling the wildfire along with four engines and an air attack.

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