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Arizona wildfire threat grows, with no end in sight

The Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2011
Publié le : 9 juin 2011
 Ashley Powers, Nicholas Riccardi and Julie Cart 
"Springerville, Ariz., Denver and L.A. Thousands of Arizona residents fled a voracious wildfire Wednesday that has devoured a stretch of sparsely populated pinelands the size of Phoenix and shows no sign of stopping.

"The Wallow fire, which began May 29, has blackened nearly 389,000 acres, making it the second-largest blaze in state history. It seemed poised to surpass the record-holder from 2002: Because of high winds and bone-dry terrain, the fire was 0% contained, meaning firefighters had not even begun to hem it in, much less get it under control.

"Southeast Arizona's topography is some of the most spectacular in the Southwest: a land of Zane Grey westerns, a rugged and steep landscape that rises to 11,000 feet. Nearby is evidence of human habitation stretching back 12,000 years."

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