Tinder fire burns 8000 acres in Arizona

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A raging fire in north-central Arizona continues to grow and has burned an unknown number of structures. Residents of almost a dozen small communities were ordered to evacuate late Sunday.

Residents of Mosqui Ranchettes, Starlight Pines, Clear Creek Pines, Tamerron Pines, Ponderosa Pine, Timber Ridge, Pine Canyon, Blue Ridge Estates, Ponderosa Pine and Mogollon Ranch were ordered to evacuate late Sunday.

A red flag warning is in effect until 7 p.m. for several areas of the state on Monday with warm temperatures, low humidity and winds expected to gust to 20-40 miles per hour.

More than 500 firefighters and personnel are assigned to battle the Tinder Fire, which was sparked east of Clints Well on Friday.

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There is no word yet on what started the fire.

The blaze now is 0 percent contained.

The B.C. Wildfire Service says it's the time of year for "overwintering" fires - a wildfire that burns deep into the ground and smolders all winter long.

Meanwhile, two other fires burning since earlier this month are spreading fire crews thin, bur are more contained.