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Wallow Fire: Day 26

Hey everyone.. this is a way late update, but I’m back into the regular role of things and have the update for you 🙂  This one comes solely from InciWeb.

Quick update: the fire has now grown to 529,825 acres, at 61% containment.  It became the largest fire Arizona has ever seen on June 14, 2011 when it passed 468,638 acres, which was the size of the Rodeo–Chediski Fire.  The Wallow Fire has destroyed a total of 32 residences, 4 commercial properties, 36 outhouses, and 1 vehicle, with damages being set at 5 residences and 1 outbuilding.  Also, there are presently 2,954 various personnel out trying to battle this monster.

Good news for Luna, New Mexico – the evacuation that officially started a few days ago has ended; however, “evacuations remain in effect in areas north of the Blue River, Arizona” and “a pre-evacuation alert continues in Apache County for Greens Peak, Hidden Meadows Lodge and surrounding areas.”

Another bit of information is that the growth potential, along with the terrain difficulty, is at a high level which creates an issue for fighting it; however, those brave men and women out there are doing it.  They’re putting their lives on the line for those who live in the area, along with that beautiful country that’s getting torched by this horrible fire.  They are some real heroes 🙂

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June 23, 2011 - Posted by | AZ Fire Watch | , ,

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  1. […] its containment set at 95%, with 991 people in the area to take care of what’s left.  No further damages to buildings, but total injuries are at 16.  The growth potential is at “low,” its […]

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