Fast Moving Wildfires in Arizona Scorch Hundreds of Acres

Evacuations ordered as elite firefighters work to contain fire.
2:11 | 05/21/14

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Transcript for Fast Moving Wildfires in Arizona Scorch Hundreds of Acres
We're coming on the air in the middle of -- -- -- battle against a raging wildfire out and Arizona. An army of firefighters charging to the rescue and this fire is growing -- by wind gusts up to fifteen miles per hour. ABC's Ryan Owens is on the ground with this fight against the flames. There is something -- red hot tonight near Sedona Arizona as iconic red rocks. All wild fires 0% contained. He's char in some of this country's most gorgeous landscape the -- quote tourists are being turned away in advance of the Memorial Day holiday. This couple owns a resort here are -- heads up there and well all I guess got out safely. Which is the main thing. Hundreds of firefighters are battling the wind whipped flames near slide rock state park. Including some men and equipment just cleared from those fires near San Diego it's difficult fired -- when you have wind driven and very very steep terrain. That's why we have fifteen hotshot crews -- order those hot -- crews are expected here tonight. Including firefighters from nearby Prescott Arizona. Nineteen members of that department granite mountain hot -- team were killed last summer not far from here. With a bad fire forecast for this summer some -- looking at new ways to fight fires. Australian scientists are working on a way to use the forcible large explosion. To literally blow away a fire. -- again it's a lot like blowing out a candle a blast of -- from the explosion knocks the flame from its fuel source. Until then they will -- than the old -- way. And from the Rockies to the East Coast severe weather tornado warnings forced Denver's airport to close for more than an hour this afternoon. And that's not snow its -- Up to five inches in places. You're in Arizona behind me you see those huge columns of smoke. This fire has doubled in size today it's expected to double again -- night. No structures have burned but at least a hundred homes are awfully close. Diane all right Ryan thank you --

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