Forest Service: Blaze Near Grand Canyon is `Looking Good'

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Phoenix (AP) Fire crews will be working to put out hot spots today in a blaze that covers more than three square miles on the edge of Grand Canyon National Park.

The fire is about 60-percent contained and winds are predicted to be calmer today. The U.S. forest service was concerned that the fire would be fanned by gusts. But a spokeswoman says the winds haven't been as bad as had been feared.

Meanwhile, authorities in New Mexico have evacuated thousands of residents from more than 200 mountainside homes after a wildfire jumped containment lines. Residents of two other communities have been put on notice they may have to clear out.

Elsewhere, firefighters report progress against wildfires near Reno, Nevada, and in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles.