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Sentence for Starting Record Arizona Fire: 2 Days in Jail

Cousins Caleb and David Malboeuf thought they put out campfire

(Newser) - Two cousins who admitted starting the largest wildfire in Arizona history were sentenced yesterday to spend a weekend in jail and perform 200 hours of community service. Caleb and David Malboeuf also will each be on supervised probation for five years. The Malboeufs were camping in Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves National... More »

2 Charged With Biggest-Ever Arizona Wildfire

Pair accused of leaving campfire when hiking

(Newser) - Two Arizona cousins who allegedly left a campfire unattended have been charged with starting the biggest wildfire in the state's history . The Wallow fire, which burned more than 800 square miles of wilderness in June, began after Caleb and David Wayne Malboeuf left their fire—which they believed to... More »

Arizona Fire Season Worst in History

Almost 1M acres charred

(Newser) - In terms of sheer acreage, it’s been the worst year on record for Arizona wildfires: Some 981,748 acres were charred in the flames, surpassing the 2005 record of 975,178. Driving the flames were dry weather and heavy winds early in the summer, reports the Arizona Republic . But... More »

Arizona Questions 2 in Wildfire

Wallow blaze likely caused by campfire

(Newser) - Investigators in Arizona have questioned two "persons of interest" in the most devastating wildfire to ever blaze through the state, which they believe was caused by a single campfire in the Bear Wallow wilderness, reports the AP. It's unclear whether those involved will face charges or have to... More »

Wallow Fire Now Arizona's Largest Ever

But firefighters made headway yesterday

(Newser) - The bad news: Arizona’s Wallow wildfire is now the state’s largest-ever. The good news: Firefighters got some control over it yesterday, and it is now 18% contained. But "the great news,” says a fire official, “is we still have a total of seven injuries and... More »

Arizona Wildfire Now Threatens New Mexico

Fire has burned through 603 square miles of timber

(Newser) - Arizona’s Wallow wildfire continues to rage, and it’s approaching New Mexico, where workers are setting up fire lines and one town is readying for an evacuation. Now the second-largest Arizona wildfire ever recorded, the flames have charred some 603 square miles of timber, destroyed 22 homes in a... More »

Wildfire Now Arizona's 2nd-Biggest Ever

Wallow Fire is more than twice the size of Chicago

(Newser) - This is not the sort of record Arizona was looking for: The wildfire blazing its way through the Grand Canyon State is now officially the second-largest in its history, having burned 389,000 acres. The "Wallow Fire" is now more than twice the size of Chicago, and second only... More »

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