Arizona Wildfire Aided By High Winds, Reaches New Mexico-Colorado, Raton Area

By on Jun 16, 2011 in Environment, Natural Disasters, United States, World Comments
Arizona Wildfire
Wildfires In Arizona
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The largest wildfire in Arizona‘s history is eating up the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, according to reports by several international news sites on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.Arizona Wildfire

Airplanes on Tuesday were used to pour out retardant in the area along Highway 92, as hundreds of square miles were eaten up by the wildfire in the Southwest and Texas region.

As of writing, reports say that the forest fire has burned an estimated 478,452 acres of Ponderosa pine trees. Reports added that 4,911 acres are in the area of New Mexico and 474,541 are located in Arizona.

High winds will be a challenge to firefighters in their quest to control the forest fire.

According to the forecast by National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, fire potential in the Southwest and Texas will be above normal up to September. The outlook over the rest of the west area is said to be normal or less than normal.



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