Crews fully contain 1 of 3 major Arizona wildfires

June 26, 2011 By BOB CHRISTIE , Associated Press
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists and volunteers use nets to remove two species of trout from a creek in the Chiricahua National Forest near Elfrida, Ariz., in this photo made on June 17, 2011. Unlike some major wildfires that inflict a serious human toll, perhaps the biggest impact from the largest wildfire in Arizona history will fall squarely on an ecosystem that’s home to numerous endangered species. (AP Photo/Humberto Rodriguez, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

(AP) -- One of three major wildfires burning in Arizona is now fully contained, and a second fire is nearly extinguished.

Officials said Sunday that the Horseshoe Two in southeastern Arizona is completely surrounded after burning more than 348 square miles.

The Monument fire near the southern Arizona city of Sierra Vista is 75 percent contained. Officials say the blaze is showing little activity as ground crews and finish putting it out. It has burned nearly 47 square miles and destroyed 57 homes, a five-unit apartment building and five businesses.

Meanwhile, the 845-square-mile Wallow fire continues to slowly chew though parts of the eastern Arizona, although it is 77 percent contained. That fire has destroyed 32 homes and four rental cabins and is the largest in Arizona's history.

Explore further: Australia's 'deadliest natural hazard'—what's your heatwave plan?

0 shares

Related Stories

Superconducting X-ray laser takes shape in Silicon Valley

January 19, 2018

An area known for high-tech gadgets and innovation will soon be home to an advanced superconducting X-ray laser that stretches 3 miles in length, built by a collaboration of national laboratories. On January 19, the first ...

Recommended for you

First quantifiable observation of cloud seeding

January 23, 2018

A University of Wyoming researcher contributed to a paper that demonstrated, for the first time, direct observation of cloud seeding—from the growth of the ice crystals through the processes that occur in the clouds to ...

So much depends on a tree guard

January 23, 2018

In a big city, trees, like people, like their space. In a new study, researchers at Columbia University found that street trees protected by guards that stopped passersby from trampling the surrounding soil absorbed runoff ...

Mystery solved for mega-avalanches in Tibet

January 23, 2018

An international scientific effort determined the cause of a highly unusual and deadly glacier avalanche in Tibet in 2016, a new Nature Geoscience paper says.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.