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Saber Fire

Smoke from the Saber Fire in the Coconino National Forest.

The Saber Fire has burned through 1,550 acres in the Coconino National Forest as of Tuesday.

Fire personnel have made burnout operations around Arizona Public Service high voltage powerlines and around the Turkey Butte Lookout to protect the areas.

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The lightning-caused fire began Aug. 2 about 15 miles southwest of Flagstaff. Eighty personnel are working on the fire, which is burning through grass, oak and locust shrubs, according to Coconino National Forest information.

Smoke will lift during the day and may be visible from Sedona, Verde Valley, Oak Creek Canyon, State Route 89A, Interstate 40, Interstate 17 and Flagstaff. Smoke may settle overnight into drainages and canyons flowing into communities at lower elevations below the Mogollon Rim.

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