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Fire officials give glimpse into damage left by the Slide Fire

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A forest official took FOX 10 on a tour of the upper end of Oak Creek Canyon, showing the damage the Slide Fire has left in its wake.

The area is known for its beauty and from the outside looking in it appeared devastating. Inside the forest behind the fire lines, the US Forest Service ranger Dick Fleshman said it wasn't as bad as it could have been especially because the fire did not make it to the bottom of the canyon.

Over 750 firefighters and others waged an intense and focused firefight over the last 48 hours. Cutting lines and  doing water drops trying to stop this fire on its run to the northeast where homes are.

So far, so good, but everyone knows this didn't have to happen, and as we approach a long holiday weekend a friendly reminder from a long time forest firefighter. "Anything we can do to have our publics understanding, come up north, please come up and visit us, but don't bring your matches. We cannot have fires up here, it's too dry and it really creates issues when it's this dry," said Fleshman.

Mother nature is on the side of the firefighters this morning the winds were not high. But in the afternoon the winds picked up and shifted.

Which way the wind blows depends whether the communities of Kachina Village & Forest Highlands will have to evacuate, for now they remain on standby.
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