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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…

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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…

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Vegetation charred by the Monument Fire is visible from Montezuma Pass along Montezuma Canyon Road in Coronado National Memorial near Sierra V…

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Large plumes of smoke rise from a fire that started on Fort Huachuca behind a nearby neighborhood in Sierra Vista, Ariz., on Friday June 17, 2…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Delayed by a dead car battery, Karl and Rebecca Ready were still setting up their Chandler fireworks stand at noon on Friday, the tarp over th…

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Due to the impacts from the Wallow fire to northeastern Arizona, the Arizona Game and Fish Department will accept hand-delivered hunt applicat…

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East Valley residents who own property near or in the Wallow fire area are advised to seek flood insurance in light of the current disaster.

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As the Wallow Fire devastates eastern Arizona, you're probably asking what many others are: What can I do to help? Much. But you also need to …

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Attorney General Tom Horne issued a warning Thursday that Arizonans need to be wary of consumer scams and other fraudulent schemes that may ap…

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With the Wallow fire continuing to burn uncontained in eastern Arizona, several highway closures are in effect. The Arizona Department of Tran…

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One of the only DC-10s in the country designed to fight fires arrived Thursday at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The plane, which can hold 12,0…

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A team of a dozen Arizona Humane Society staff members armed with shelter, rescue and a full hospital’s worth of medical supplies departed for…

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Firefighters are confident they've stopped the northern advance of a massive wildfire burning in Arizona. Residents of two towns on the north …

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A raging forest fire in eastern Arizona has scorched an area larger than the size of Phoenix, threatening thousands of residents and emptying …

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Mesa-based United Food Bank will deliver truckloads of food to people impacted by the Wallow fire in eastern Arizona.

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About 165 miles of state highways are still closed because of wildfires burning across Arizona or due to the threat of wildfires. ADOT lists t…

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Having helped battle a number of brush fires in and around Mesa, Michael Rosette recalls inferno-like temperatures, visibility-limiting smoke …

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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…

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A plane drops slurry near houses after a fire sparked on Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz., on Friday June 17, 2011 (AP Photo/Arizona Daily…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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Firefighters are expressing hope that they are making progress against a huge eastern Arizona wildfire burning since May. Officials are allowi…

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Officials are focusing on post-fire impacts as firefighters get three large Arizona blazes under control.

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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…

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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…

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Ronald Gray, left, and Catherine Cowan stand along highway 60 with their belongings as they evacuate from the approaching Wallow fire outside …

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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…

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Residents of fire-stricken northeast Arizona are going to get more frequent updates about what is going on, Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday.

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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…

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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…

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Authorities have decided to close parts of the Tonto National Forest beginning Friday due to drought conditions, hot temperatures and increase…

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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…

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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…

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As the massive Wallow fire burns in eastern Arizona, hundreds of firefighters from around the country are making their way here to help.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The huge blaze in eastern Arizona is still burning completely out of control. After reportedly being sparked by a campfire, it has become the …

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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…

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Dillon Snyder, 16, left, walks quickly with his brother Ethan Snyder, 8, away from their home after a new fire that broke out on Fort Huachuca…

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The Wallow fire burns Monday, June 13, 2011 in Eagar, Ariz.

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A throat-burning haze of smoke from a huge wildfire in eastern Arizona is now stretching all the way to central New Mexico, prompting health o…

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Fire crews worked feverishly overnight and managed to protect most of a mountain resort town threatened by a massive wildfire in eastern Arizo…

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Firefighters were able to make progress this past weekend on the Wallow fire in eastern Arizona, with 10 percent of the fire contained. The bl…

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Dr. Stephen Driggs spent a recent May weekend mountain biking with church members near the Driggs’ family property in Greer.

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It always comes back to illegal immigration in Arizona — even when the state is on fire.

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Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression hotshot crew members from northern California gather at the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa to head t…

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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…

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Access to popular fishing waters in the White Mountains will be closed until the Wallow fire is secured and the Forest Service clears standing…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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The Apache National Forest is temporarily closed to public entry because of the Wallow fire. The restriction was issued at noon June 3. On Thu…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Wallow fire surpassed half a million acres over the weekend. With concerns for firefighters in the area, the Navopache Electric Co. halted…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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)

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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…

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The Shupe family, from left, Ty, 3, dad Dustin, mom Emily and 18-month-old Jax evacuate from their home as the Wallow fire approaches in Sprin…

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Authorities say a massive wildfire in eastern Arizona will become the state's largest by Wednesday, as investigators focus on two people whose…

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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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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…

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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…

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Map of Arizona locates the three major wildfires burning as of June

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With unhealthy air quality due to the Wallow Fire in eastern Arizona, the Red Cross Shelter remains open in Lakeside. Reports from county and …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Nine years later, residents are still coping with the ``moonscape'' left by the Hayman Fire. Colorado's largest wildfire in June 2002 scorched…

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73-year-old Jerry Kinney, reflected in the mirror, lights a cigarette as smoke plumes from the Wallow fire fill the sky in Luna, N.M., Monday,…

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The Arizona Department of Revenue will grant administrative relief to taxpayers potentially affected by the Wallow, Horseshoe II, and Monument fires.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Map of Arizona locates the three major wildfires burning as of June

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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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Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression hotshot crew members from northern California, Brian Herman, left, and Matt Vessel, look over their packs …

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Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression hotshot crew member Ryan DuVall sharpens a Pulaski tool while staging at the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport …

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Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression hotshot crew members from northern California, Brian Herman, left, and Matt Vessel, look over their packs …

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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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