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Arizona's Wallow Fire Scorches Nearly 400,000 Acres (PHOTOS)

  • (Photo: Reuters/Joshua Lott)
    Smoke from the Wallow Wildfire rises over Round Valley High School Stadium in Springerville, Arizona June 7, 2011. A stubborn wildfire in eastern Arizona that has forced the evacuation of as many as 3,000 people flared out of control for a 10th day on Tuesday and advanced on two more mountain towns near New Mexico. At midday Tuesday, fire officials said the so-called Wallow Fire had charred more than 311,000 acres (126,000 hectares) since it erupted on May 29, and now ranks as the second-largest wildfire in Arizona's history.
June 8, 2011|11:36 am

Arizona's raging Wallow Fire refuses to submit to firefighting efforts, washing tens of thousands of new acres in flames for a total of nearly 400,000 acres burned.

Officials say that as of Tuesday evening the stubborn Wallow Fire has scorched about 389,000 acres of land in eastern Arizona. Strong winds have frustrated the efforts of some 2,500 firefighters from controlling the Wallow Fire, which is said to move in unpredictably patterns. Flames are carried by strong wings and ignite fires miles away, reported The Arizona Republic. And winds divert the intended path of water poured by helicopters on the fire.

The Wallow Fire is currently the second largest wildfire in Arizona's history. The largest state fire is called the Rodeo-Chedeski Fire, which burned 467,000 acres in 2002.

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