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Arizona Wildfire Evacuees Returning Home

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Firefighters in the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona say they are making progress against the state’s second largest wildfire ever. Officials say they expect to have the huge fire 10 percent contained Monday. The Wallow Fire has destroyed nearly 30 homes since it began on May 29. Over 4,300 firefighters are working to put out […]

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Crews Battle Ferocious US Wildfire

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Fire crews battled Wednesday to contain a wildfire that has consumed nearly 160,000 hectares in the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona, and is showing no signs of letting up. Officials say the blaze has forced some 3,000 people to evacuate their homes in mountain communities near Arizona’s border with the state of New Mexico. There […]

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Raging Arizona Wildfires Force Thousands to Evacuate

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities say one of the largest fires in Arizona history is raging on, consuming at least 57,000 hectares in the eastern part of the state. The Wallow Fire has forced the evacuation of 2,500 people near White Mountains in the southwestern U.S. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer toured the scorched landscape by helicopter Saturday, calling […]

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Massive Arizona Wildfire Prompts Expanded Evacuation Warning

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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One of the largest wildfires in Arizona’s history grew bigger late Friday, prompting officials to issue a new evacuation warning. Arizona authorities say the Wallow Fire has consumed more than 40,000 hectares since Sunday. They say the blaze is now threatening the community of Greer, where sheriffs issued a pre-evacuation order Friday. The nearby Alpine […]

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