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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 2:41 pm

Firefighters were able to make progress this past weekend on the Wallow fire in eastern Arizona, with 10 percent of the fire contained. The blaze has consumed 452,155 acres and destroyed 29 homes and four commercial properties, according to Monday’s update on inciweb.org.

More than 4,300 personnel are working the fire that began May 29 near Alpine. The cause is still under investigation, though it is believed to be manmade.

The Apache portion of the National Forest is closed to all public entry. A temporary emergency closure order is in effect for the Sitgreaves portion of the National Forest.

For further information call the Arizona fire restrictions hotline (877) 864-6985 or visit http://www.publiclands.org/firenews/AZ.php

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