Wallow fire reaches until 469,000 acres, largest Arizona wildfire in history

By on Jun 15, 2011 in Current Events, Environment, Events, Science, United States, World Comments

The Wallow fire in eastern Arizona has been uncontrollable for more than two weeks until it reached over 469,000 acres on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, settling as the largest in the history of the said state, international reports said on that day.

after-effect of the Wallow fire
Image Credit: Reuters.com

It was believed that the wildfire blew up from an unattended campfire in the White Mountains region, in which, it burned lots of houses and almost 10,000 people were affected.

Mostly in and around the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest at about 150 miles east of Phoenix were destroyed by the fire, as it tossed with the wind through gigantic ponderosa pine.

Apparently, the Wallow Fire showed in an infrared images that it reached 469, 407 acres or about 733 square miles on Tuesday.

According to reports, it now has the largest record in Arizona, compared to Rodeo-Chediski fire, which held a record of 468,638 acres in 2002.

Hence, it was reported that no serious injuries have been received.

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