Arizona burns- one of the largest wildfires in state’s history engulfs thousands of acres

June 5, 2011PHOENIX, Az – One of the largest wildfires in Arizona history threatened mountain retreats and spread ash and smoke as far away as Albuquerque, New Mexico, more than 200 miles away, officials said Saturday. Across the state, blazes have burned more than 250,000 acres. More than 1,000 personnel were battling a large wildfire near Alpine in the east-central part of the state. The fire, of undetermined origin, had burned 140,000 acres by Saturday and prompted the evacuation of nearly 2,500 people. It was completely uncontained Saturday afternoon. “The fire is burning pretty fast and it’s pretty large,” said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who visited the area Saturday. “It’s a big fire and we hope that we get more encouraging news in the morning.” She said officials have so far spent some $3 million on efforts to put out the blaze and that she would consider asking the state or federal governments for help if the situation gets worse. The fire, which began last weekend, has destroyed several log outbuildings and remained a large threat to vacation homes and other properties in Alpine and Nutrioso, said Sgt. Richard Guinn of the Apache County Sheriff’s Office. Residents in those communities and a subdivision were evacuated. “It looks like fog in St. John’s right now,” Guinn said. –CNN
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10 Responses to Arizona burns- one of the largest wildfires in state’s history engulfs thousands of acres

  1. Lorraine Ridge says:

    My oldest daughter lives in Albuquerque and was just telling me how bad it is already there. She had said that the smoke seems to creep in during the cooler of the night and lays there since they are relatively in a basin surrounded by mountains. The mountains which are quite visible during the day, dusk and dawn, from her backyard, can’t even be seen now.

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  2. Laurie says:

    It is bad… I live a little west of St. Johns woke up this morning a short walk (1/4 mile most) to feed my neighbors dogs and my lungs were burning. As crow flies around 50 miles I’d guess from fire as I’m in the desert… but its awful and so sad it such beautiful land going up in smoke! Pray for lots of rain! And for the wind to stop!

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  3. nibikwe says:

    Geoengineers/rainmakers are stationed at some airports. Seems like they could be hired to flood the fire. It would be money well spent.

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    • Rick says:

      Speaking of geoengeering and wildfires, last night I watched “What in the World are they Spraying” (entire documentary available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf0khstYDLA) about chemtrails and they made a linkage between the horrific wildfires of the last few years and chemtrails. You see, much of the “chemical” in the chemtrails is aluminum, which acts as a fire accelerant, which makes perfect sense. Trees and shrubs have been confirmed to have high content of aluminum. This is a must watch documentary.

      Thank you Alvin for all you do.

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  4. Cyclopse Truth says:

    It is the beginning of the End.

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  5. St johnian says:

    Hey Laurie
    We live outside St Johns and yes it is sad. The zero containment with all this wind and lack of rain adds to the danger. I was just reprimanded for saying it’s the largest fire In Arizona. I wish headlines would not try to be so drastic and reflect the facts.

    Alvin is doing a wonderful service here i thank him very much.

    To clean air
    Arid-zonian

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    • Laurie says:

      LOL! Headlines aren’t always real accurate yet if they expect this to burn until we get monsoons you may just be foretelling the future… It is the third largest ever in Arizona. I was told smoke and air quality is effected as far away as South Dakota! That’s wild!

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  6. Laurie says:

    This fire is growing like crazy… I think one of the fire chiefs commented they thought this fire had went crazy… Its so very sad.

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  7. adam says:

    We’re getting the smoke here un Kansas city. Have been the last few days.

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