Wildfire burning canyon in northern Arizona

(Payson-AP) -- A hot shot crew is planning to enter West Clear
Creek Canyon this morning to try to contain a wildfire in the
Coconino National Forest.
The fire has burned through 190 acres. It was first reported
Sunday.
The canyon's steep terrain is making fighting the fire
difficult.
But officials say its walls also kept the wind from fanning the
flames.
The blaze is 45 percent contained.
About 210 firefighters are battling the fire.
Forest service spokeswoman Connie Birkland says fire crews
"didn't get the spread" that was anticipated.
No buildings are threatened by the fire, which was in a remote
area about 20 miles north of Payson.
All roads and trails in a large section of the forest near the
fire are closed.