GFMC: Forest Fires in Arizona

Arizona wildfire spreads, health conditions worsen

13 June 2011

By the end of the day on June 9, 2011, Arizona’s massive Wallow Fire had reached 386,690 acres (609 square miles or 157,701 hectares) and had burned 29 and threatened 5,242 homes. Most of the homes destroyed were in Greer. Approximately 3,012 people are working to contain the fire, which is now just five percent contained. Calmer winds on June 10 should help firefighters make more progress on containing the fire, said InciWeb.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on theTerra satellite acquired this image of the Wallow Fire on June 9 at 10:55 a.m. local time. Active fire areas are outlined in red. Smoke rises from the most intensely burning areas, but overall, the fire is producing less smoke than in previous days.

Selected Photographs from “Business Insider”© with kind permission (

The fire as it heads into Eagar, Az

A firefighter working the fire outside Nutrioso, Az

The fire now threatens power lines taking electricity from Arizona to Texas

More than 10,000 people have been evacuated since the fire began

Smoke from the blaze has traveled as far as Oklahoma and the Great Lakes region

Fire crew members sharpen their tools

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