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Arizona Wildfires

Wildfires: A look back

Every year, hundreds of wildfires flare up in our tinder-dry state. But only a handful grow big and powerful enough to threaten lives and property: Rattlesnake, Rodeo-Chediski, Aspen, Monument. Take a look back at some of the biggest, wildest wildfires in Arizona's history.

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2 get 48 hrs. in jail for huge 2011 Wallow Fire

2 get 48 hrs. in jail for huge 2011 Wallow Fire

Caleb Malboeuf

August 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
2 get 48 hrs. in jail for huge 2011 Wallow Fire

2 get 48 hrs. in jail for huge 2011 Wallow Fire

David Malboeuf

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2 get 48 hrs. in jail for huge 2011 Wallow Fire

2 get 48 hrs. in jail for huge 2011 Wallow Fire

FLAGSTAFF - Two cousins who admitted starting the largest wildfire in Arizona history were sentenced Wednesday to spend a weekend in jail and perform 200 hours of community service.

August 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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In Crown King, the fire risk was visible all around

In Crown King, the fire risk was visible all around

Pieces of an electrical line destroyed by the wildfire hang amid the burned landscape near Crown King. The fire grew to almost 8,200 acres Thursday.

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In Crown King, the fire risk was visible all around

In Crown King, the fire risk was visible all around

No one gets to Crown King by accident.

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Crown King-area fire explodes to 5,400 acres

Crown King-area fire explodes to 5,400 acres

Smoke rising from the Gladiator Fire is seen from Spring Valley. Officials are working to keep the wildfire away from the historic mining town of Crown King, 85 miles north of Phoenix.

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Crown King-area fire explodes to 5,400 acres

Crown King-area fire explodes to 5,400 acres

CROWN KING - High winds Wednesday nearly tripled the size of a wildfire in the Prescott National Forest. It was at an estimated 5,400 acres, or nearly 8 1/2 square miles, by Wednesday evening - up from about 2,000 acres Tuesday.

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Crown King-area fire explodes to 5,400 acres

CROWN KING - High winds Wednesday nearly tripled the size of a wildfire in the Prescott National Forest. It was at an estimated 5,400 acres, or nearly 8 1/2 square miles, by Wednesday evening - up from about 2,000 acres Tuesday.

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Wind-fed Crown King fire grows to 1,700 acres

CROWN KING - High winds increased the acreage of a Northern Arizona wildfire Tuesday, but also blew flames away from a historic mining town.

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Human cause cited in big 2011 wildfires

Human cause cited in big 2011 wildfires

Smoke rises from a wildfire in the Tonto National Forest near Payson. On Saturday, the fire had grown to more than three square miles and was moving toward a wilderness area. No cause had been determined.

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Human cause cited in big 2011 wildfires

Human cause cited in big 2011 wildfires

Southern Arizona's costliest fires of 2011 were both human-caused, and both started in border areas known for drug- and human-smuggling.

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Wildfire southeast of Willcox now at 1,700 acres

A wildfire burning north of the Fort Bowie National Historic Site has grown this afternoon to about 1,700 acres and is 25 percent contained.

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