Saturday, June 11, 2011

At 408,887 acres, Wallow Fire now worst ever

By Daily Mail Reporter 

Last updated at 1:15 AM on 12th June 2011 

The devastating wildfire sweeping through Arizona has become the worst ever in the state's history.

The Wallow Fire has burned more than 600 square miles, 408,887 acres, and is now six per cent contained.

At least 10,000 people have been displaced and more than 30 homes have been destroyed so far. Authorities said full containment is nowhere in sight, and power lines that supply much of West Texas and Southern New Mexico with electricity are also in jeopardy.

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