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Wallow Fire Now Arizona's Largest Ever

But firefighters made headway yesterday
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2011 7:23 AM CDT
Wallow Fire Now Arizona's Largest Wildfire Ever
Fire engulfs a ridge line Tuesday, June 14, 2011 outside of Alpine, Ariz.   (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

(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 they're all minor.” The fire has burned 733.5 square miles in Arizona and New Mexico and is still growing, CNN reports. It has destroyed 32 structures. At least four other fires, with a combined burn area of more than 250,000 acres, are burning elsewhere in Arizona. (Read more Wallow Fire stories.)

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