This picture provided by the Rincon Valley Fire District shows crews battling a wildfire Thursday, June 14, 2022, on the edge of Flagstaff, Ariz.

Both blazes moved through grass, brambles and pine trees on the northern edge of Flagstaff, a mountainous town home to Northern Arizona University and the observatory in which Pluto was spotted.

It is also a popular retreat from the broiling heat in the low deserts, including Phoenix.

The larger fire has burned more than 100 sq km and destroyed a house and another structure.

It was 27 percent less than the day before at this time because of burnout, fire department spokesman Mike Reichling said.

The blazes overlapped some of the tracks of a wildfire that began on Easter Sunday and has destroyed 30 homes and other structures as it consumed 78 square miles of woodland, chaparral and grasslands.

The state’s two major fires have now charred more than 2.659 square miles of dry woodland across northern and southern New Mexico.


Arizona ARR-iz-OH-nə; Navajo: Hoozdo Hahoodzo Navajo pronunciation: ; O’odham: Alĭ ṣonak) is a state in the Western United States, grouped in the Southwestern and occasionally Mountain subregions. (wikipedia)


A wildfire, forest fire, bushfire, wildland fire or rural fire is an unplanned, uncontrolled and unpredictable fire in an area of combustible vegetation starting in rural and urban areas. (wikipedia)

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