BY THE NUMBERS

2011-06-15T23:25:00Z 2011-06-15T23:30:57Z BY THE NUMBERS Arizona Daily Star
June 15, 2011 11:25 pm

This is Arizona's biggest fire year in recorded history, with wildfires still burning and the fire season far from over.

In figures updated Tuesday, the Southwest Incident Command Center pegged the burned acreage in Arizona at 757,076, or 1,183 square miles.

The previous record of 761,959 acres, set in 2005, was certainly surpassed Tuesday and Wednesday with the enlargement of the Wallow, Horseshoe 2 and Monument fires.

• The Wallow Fire, at 478,452 acres as of Tuesday night, is now the state's largest fire in history.

• The Horseshoe 2 Fire, at 184,198 acres, is No. 3 on the list.

• The Murphy Fire, at 68,078 acres, is eighth.

In Southern Arizona, fire has burned through 303,076 acres of the Coronado National Forest so far this year, according to the center.

For comparison, between 1988 and 2009, fires in the Coronado burned a combined 585,619 acres, according to the Coronado's Fire Management Plan.

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