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June 09, 2011

The Arizona Wildfires, In Pictures

First of all, the wildfires are only five percent contained. That's out of control. But it's progress -- earlier in the day, they were at 0 percent.

With a bit of a respite from high winds, fire crews on Thursday afternoon were looking to slow the spread of the gigantic Wallow Fire which has burned 386,000 acres.

Officials reported that 5 percent containment on the fire, the first time a figure has been achieved.

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Fire officials, however, said Thursday afternoon that fire destroyed 22 homes lost, damaged 5 others, as well as burned 24 other structures and a vehicle. Initial reports in the morning indicated only six structures were burned.

Dramatic pictures are collected at The Atlantic.

The one below isn't as dramatic as others... except it looks like a cabin on Mars.


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