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Double Fire merges with Haywire Fire in northern Arizona

The Double Fire originated Sunday afternoon not far from where two other wildfires are burning in northern Arizona.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino National Forest officials said Monday the Double Fire burning in northern Arizona has merged with the Haywire Fire burning near Flagstaff.

Forest officials said the Double Fire was first reported Sunday afternoon and was expected to eventually combine with the Haywire Fire as both wildfires continue to spread in Coconino County.  

The cause of the Double Fire is still under investigation but forest officials said a lightning strike may have contributed to the wildfire.

Updates to the Haywire Fire can be found here.

Credit: 12 News

RELATED: Evacuations ordered as Haywire Fire burns over 2,400 acres north of Flagstaff

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