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Arizona Wallow Wildfire Photos: Firefighters Try to Gain Ground

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: June 10, 2011 Last Updated: June 10, 2011
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A Firefighter starts a backburn operations in an attempt to control the Wallow Fire along Highway 260 near Eagar, Ariz. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A Firefighter starts a backburn operations in an attempt to control the Wallow Fire along Highway 260 near Eagar, Ariz. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The so-called "Wallow" fire has already burned more than 350,00 acres in eastern Arizona and has lasted for nearly a week. Thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate from nearby towns. There have been no deaths and only a few minor injuries were reported.

The fire is mainly fueled by exceptionally dry conditions and high winds. According to reports on Friday, fire officials said they are expecting to gain more ground in battling the blaze due to less windy condtions.

The Wallow fire is the state of Arizona’s second largest fire in recorded history. The National Weather Serive reported that the fire is around 5 percent contained.

Firefighters start a backburn operations in an attempt to control the Wallow Fire along Highway 260 near Eagar, Ariz., on June 9, 2011 in Eagar, Arizona. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Firefighters start a backburn operations in an attempt to control the Wallow Fire along Highway 260 near Eagar, Ariz., on June 9, 2011 in Eagar, Arizona. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A Firefighter starts a backburn operations in an attempt to control the Wallow Fire along Highway 260 near Eagar, Ariz. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A Firefighter starts a backburn operations in an attempt to control the Wallow Fire along Highway 260 near Eagar, Ariz. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Firefighters start a backburn operations in an attempt to control the Wallow Fire along Highway 260 near Eagar, Ariz. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Firefighters start a backburn operations in an attempt to control the Wallow Fire along Highway 260 near Eagar, Ariz. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Navajo Scouts hot shots prepare to head out to fire lines for the night shift to battle the out of control Wallow Fire on June 9, 2011 in Eagar, Arizona. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Navajo Scouts hot shots prepare to head out to fire lines for the night shift to battle the out of control Wallow Fire on June 9, 2011 in Eagar, Arizona. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A horse runs through a field as smoke from the Wallow Fire billows overhead June 9, 2011 near Springerville, Arizona. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

A horse runs through a field as smoke from the Wallow Fire billows overhead June 9, 2011 near Springerville, Arizona. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Jason Hill stands at the top of a hill to see the Wallow fire June 9, 2011 near Springerville, Arizona. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Jason Hill stands at the top of a hill to see the Wallow fire June 9, 2011 near Springerville, Arizona. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Peyton Groff and her father Trayson Groff walk to the top of a hill to see the Wallow fire June 9, 2011 in Springerville, Arizona. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Peyton Groff and her father Trayson Groff walk to the top of a hill to see the Wallow fire June 9, 2011 in Springerville, Arizona. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Smoke from the Wallow fire is seen June 9, 2011 near Springerville, Arizona. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Smoke from the Wallow fire is seen June 9, 2011 near Springerville, Arizona. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)




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