A fire blazes in Arizona's Tonto National Forest, near Payson, Ariz., on May 12, 2012.
May 17, 2012 As five large fires burn thousands of acres and threaten some communities in the Southwest, federal response teams say they have plenty of resources available and that this wildfire season is actually getting off to a slow start.
June 20, 2011 Some immigration activists accused McCain of wrongly blaming undocumented immigrants for at least one fire and perhaps more based on little to no evidence.
Smoke from the Wallow fire near Springerville, Ariz., on Thursday (June 9, 2011).
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June 10, 2011 Officials said Thursday that they had the massive blaze about five percent contained. Light winds over the next day or so are expected to help firefighters make more progress. Still, local media caution that "full containment is nowhere in sight."
A horse stands in the middle of a field as the Wallow fire approaches in Springerville, Ariz., on Tuesday.
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June 8, 2011 The blaze has now covered an area twice the size of the city of Chicago, and as the day began "zero percent" had been contained. Smoke from the fire has been detected as far away as Iowa.
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