Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Another Early Start - Wildfire Season

The Arizona wildfire season seems to be off to an early start. The map above shows the location of wildfires currently burning (red dots) in the U.S., and areas under Fire Weather Watches (yellow) and under Red Flag Warnings (red). Four wildfires are currently burning in Arizona. 1 - The Gladiator fire near Crown King, which has forced evacuation of the remote town in the Bradshaw Mountains. 2 - The Sunflower fire near Payson, in the Mogollon Rim country. 3 - The Bull Flat fire on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. 4 - The Elwood fire on the San Carlos Indian Reservation.

Photo above (from the AP) is of the Crown King fire. Photo below (not credited) is of the rapidly spreading Hewlett fire in the Poudre River Canyon northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado.

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