• Beatrice Richardson
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Flames from the Monument Fire move toward Highway 92 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Authorities ordered more evacuations Sun…

  • Dean Knuth
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Lisa Whitacre, left, hugs Hank Tunstall in the ruins of his father's home that burned to the ground on Ramsey Road east of State Route 92 as t…

  • Beatrice Richardson
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Plumes of smoke fill the air as the Monument Fire moves closer to homes south of Ramsey Road in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Authorities ordered more e…

  • Dean Knuth
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Tim Johnson runs out of his home with his brother Bryan Johnson, right, while they grab what they can as the fire nears in the evacuation area…

  • Dean Knuth
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Pete Tunstall leans on his rake while at his home that burned along the south side of Ramsey Road near State Route 92 as the Monument Fire bur…

  • Greg Bryan
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Smoke rises from the Monument Fire near Sierra Vista, Ariz., on Sunday June 19, 2011. Authorities said Sunday that they are ordering new evacu…

  • Matt York
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Houses saved from back burns from the Monument fire are seen Saturday, June 18, 2011 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The fire continues to threaten Sie…

  • Matt York
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The Monument fire burns Saturday, June 18, 2011 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The fire continues to threaten Sierra Vista but firefighters got a hand…

  • Beatrice Richardson
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Smoke fills the sky after a fire broke out on Fort Huachuca, while firefighters work on backburns, Friday, June 17, 2011 in Sierra Vista, Ariz…

  • Jill Torrance
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From left Sierra Vista residents, Krista Hopper, Jessica Hopper, 10, Tyler Hopper , 3, and Lee Hopper wait to hear from Gov. Jan Brewer at one…

  • Jae C. Hong
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A photographer looks at smoke from a burnout fire as firefighters battle the Wallow Fire in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Ariz., Sund…

  • Matt York
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A sky crane fills up with with fire retardant Tuesday, June 14, 2011 near Luna, N.M .and Alpine, Ariz. The focus of the battle against the mas…

  • Matt York
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A water tender sprays fire retardant along highway 180 Tuesday, June 14, 2011 outside Luna, N.M .and Alpine, Ariz. The focus of the battle aga…

  • Matt York
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Smoke from the Wallow Fire billows as firefighters gather at a fire camp Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Luna, N.M. The focus of the battle against …

  • Matt York
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A sky crane takes flight after loading up with fire retardant Tuesday, June 14, 2011 near Luna, N.M .and Alpine, Ariz. The focus of the battle…

  • Matt York
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A Sikorsky sky crane helicopter is secured at the airport after battling the Wallow Fire Monday, June 13, 2011 in Eager, Ariz. The focus of th…

  • Beatrice Richardson
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A helicopter gets another load of water to drop onto the Monument Fire at the Coronado National Memorial near Sierra Vista, Ariz., Monday, Jun…

  • Beatrice Richardson
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Firefighters create a burnout to protect homes in the Ash Canyon area near Sierra Vista, Ariz., on Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Sierra Vis…

  • Mary Stuever
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In a June 13, 2011 photo provided by the New Mexico State Forestry Dept. shows smoke from the the Track Fire burning near Raton, N.M., on Mond…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Trees burned in the Wallow Fire are seen as firefighter Dave Page sits in a fire truck in Greer, Ariz., Monday, June 13, 2011. The focus of th…

  • Jae C. Hong
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A home burned in the Wallow Fire is seen in Greer, Ariz., Monday, June 13, 2011. The focus of the battle against a massive wildfire burning in…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Arby's restaurant employee John Evans hangs signs as the restaurant opens for business in Eagar, Ariz., Monday, June 13, 2011. The focus of th…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Trees burn in a burnout fire as firefighters battle the Wallow Fire in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Ariz., Sunday, June 12, 2011. Ro…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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A firefighter directs his crew during a backburn operation to fight the Wallow Fire in Nutrioso, Ariz., Friday, June 10, 2011. A massive wildf…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Mark Wade, chief of the Greer Fire Department, stands next to a water tank as he talks to reporters in Greer, Ariz., Monday, June 13, 2011. Th…

  • Jae C. Hong
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A home burned in the Wallow Fire is seen in Greer, Ariz., Monday, June 13, 2011. The focus of the battle against a massive wildfire burning in…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Smoke rises from a burnout fire as firefighters battle the Wallow Fire in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Ariz., Sunday, June 12, 2011.…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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A sign asks for residents to evacuate as the Wallow Fire approaches in Springerville, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2011. A raging forest fire in …

  • Jae C. Hong
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A photographer looks at smoke from a burnout fire as firefighters battle the Wallow Fire in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Ariz., Sund…

  • Jae C. Hong
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A welcome sign stands along the road as evacuees return home in Springerville, Ariz., Sunday, June 12, 2011. Roughly 7,000 residents of two ea…

  • Susan Montoya Bryan
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A helicopter returns after dropping water on the Wallow Fire burning near Eagar, Ariz., on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. The raging forest fire in …

  • Jae C. Hong
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A police officer wears a mask while manning a checkpoint as smoke from the Wallow Fire fills the air near Springerville, Ariz., Saturday, June…

  • Susan Montoya Bryan
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This June 7, 2011 image shows traffic passing one of the many thank you signs that have popped up in Springerville, Ariz., since the Wallow Fi…

  • Susan Montoya Bryan
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Transmission lines from the Springerville Generating Station stretch south toward the plume of smoke being generated by the Wallow Fire burnin…

  • Susan Montoya Bryan
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Transmission lines from the Springerville Generating Station stretch south toward the plume of smoke being generated by the Wallow Fire burnin…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Vincent Chavez, left, and his father Cody gather their belongings as they prepare to evacuate their home in Springerville, Ariz., Tuesday, Jun…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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An emergency vehicle makes its way through a burned forest in the aftermath of the Wallow Fire in Alpine, Ariz., Friday, June 10, 2011. A mass…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Apache County Sheriff Joe Dedman, center, goes over a map of the Wallow Fire with fellow Apache County resident Dave Nez, at left, in Springer…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Emergency vehicles make a turn onto highway 260 as smoke from the Wallow Fire billows overhead outside of Greer, Ariz., Thursday, June 9, 2011…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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A forest burns during a backburn operation to fight the Wallow Fire in Nutrioso, Ariz., Friday, June 10, 2011. A massive wildfire in eastern A…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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A firefighter sets a backburn to fight the Wallow Fire in Nutrioso, Ariz., Friday, June 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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A firefighter protects a backburn to fight the Wallow Fire in Nutrioso, Ariz., Friday, June 10, 2011. A massive wildfire in eastern Arizona th…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Robert Lock, center, and Fred Campbell, both of Alpine, Ariz., load horses into a trailer as they prepare to return to Alpine during the Wallo…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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The Navajo Hotshots, out of Fort Defiance, Ariz., prepare to leave for the firelines to fight the Wallow Fire at an incident command center in…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Firefighters line up for a meal as smoke from the Wallow Fire fills the sky at an incident command center in Eagar, Ariz., Thursday, June 9, 2…

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This image provided by NASA shows the Wallow fire in eastern Arizona taken Wednesday June 8, 2011 from the MODIS instrument on board the Aqua …

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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A firefighter sets a backfire to fight the Wallow Fire along highway 260 near Eagar, Ariz., Thursday, June 9, 2011. A spot fire at the edge of…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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The Wallow Fire burns over a mountain top outside of Eagar, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2011. A raging forest fire in eastern Arizona has scorch…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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A water dropping helicopter swoops by the burning Wallow Fire outside of Eagar, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2011. A raging forest fire in easter…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Fire crew members from Redding, Calif., prepare for a back burn operation during the Wallow fire in Eagar, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2011. A r…

  • Susan Montoya Bryan
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Authorities block the road heading to the southern half of Eagar, Ariz., after the Wallow Fire forced evacuations in part of the community on …

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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A sign outside of a home thanks firefighters for their efforts as the Wallow fire approaches in Eagar, Ariz., Tuesday, June 7, 2011. The blaze…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Rita Booth, center, and her husband, Steve, water down the exterior of their home as the Wallow fire approaches in Eagar, Ariz., Tuesday, June…

  • Susan Montoya Bryan
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Residents try to get a closer look at the burn map of the Wallow Fire during a public meeting in Eagar, Ariz., on Monday, June 6, 2011. Late M…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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a DC-10 air tanker flies over the Wallow Fire rises outside of Greer, Ariz., Thursday, June 9, 2011. Several mountain communities have emptied…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Scott Shellenberger, 32, packs his belongings during a mandatory evacuation in Eagar, Ariz., Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Flames from a mammoth fore…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Fire crew members from Redding, Calif., walk along a dozer line as they prepare for a back burn operation during the Wallow fire in Eagar, Ari…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Fire crew members from Redding, Calif., prepare for a back burn operation during the Wallow fire in Eagar, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2011. A r…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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A police officer diverts traffic from entering the town of Eagar, Ariz. as the Wallow fire approaches in Springerville, Ariz., Tuesday, June 7…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Scott Shellenberger, 32, packs his belongings during a mandatory evacuation in Eagar, Ariz., Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Flames from a mammoth fore…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Doug Clay looks at smoke from the Wallow fire as he tries to load a horse into a trailer during an evacuation in Eagar, Ariz., Tuesday, June 7…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Fire crew members from Redding, Calif., prepare for a back burn operation during the Wallow fire in Eagar, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2011. A r…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Kay Dyson covers her face to protect from smoke from the Wallow Fire in Springerville, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2011. A raging forest fire in…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Capt. Brian Nalley, right, of Phoenix, Ariz., talks to his crew member as they prepare to battle the Wallow fire in Eagar, Ariz., Wednesday, J…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Tina Maria, left, packs boxes of frozen pizza as she evacuates her home in Eagar, Ariz., Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Flames from a mammoth forest f…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Fire crew members from Redding, Calif., prepare for a back burn operation during the Wallow fire in Eagar, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2011. A r…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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A map of the Wallow Fire is posted at a command post in Springerville, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2011. A raging forest fire in eastern Arizona…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Michael Chavez, right, stands next to a flatbed trailer as his father gathers their belongings for evacuation in Springerville, Ariz., Tuesday…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Lucas Malone stands on the roof of his father-in-law's house as the Wallow fire approaches in Eagar, Ariz., Tuesday, June 7, 2011. The blaze h…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Ty Shupe, 3, looks over his shoulder at the approaching Wallow fire as his family prepares to evacuate to Phoenix in Springerville, Ariz., Tue…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Cars line up along highway 60 as smoke from the Wallow fire billows overhead outside of Springerville, Ariz., Tuesday, June 7, 2011. The blaze…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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A horse stands in the middle of a field as the Wallow fire approaches in Springerville, Ariz., Tuesday, June 7, 2011. The blaze has burned 486…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Firefighter Rigoberto Torres, of Orange Cove, Calif., walks along the road while watching a flame during the Wallow fire in the Apache-Sitgrea…

  • Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Emily Shupe comforts her 18-month-old son Jax as the family prepares to evacuate to Phoenix as the Wallow fire approaches in Springerville, Ar…

  • Jae C. Hong
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Hotshot fire crew members stand along the road as the hold the fire line during the Wallow fire in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest near …

  • Jae C. Hong
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Firefighter Rigoberto Torres, of Orange Cove, Calif., walks along the road while watching a flame during the Wallow fire in the Apache-Sitgrea…

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Fire crews worked through the night to protect several Arizona mountain communities from a growing forest fire that has forced thousands from …

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A DC-10 is loaded with fire retardant at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Thursday, June 9, 2011 to help battle the Wallow fire burni…

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A DC-10 is loaded with fire retardant at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Thursday, June 9, 2011 to help battle the Wallow fire burni…

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A DC-10 is loaded with fire retardant at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Thursday, June 9, 2011 to help battle the Wallow fire burni…

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A DC-10 is loaded with fire retardant at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Thursday, June 9, 2011 to help battle the Wallow fire burni…

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