This is Arizonas ninth wildfire and has destroyed over 50000 acres since 1990
A huge wildfire which continues to grow in the US state of Arizona has forced thousands of people to flee their homes. The blaze is now in its eleventh day. This is the second largest wildfire in the states history.
On Tuesday, firefighters using bulldozers cleared away trees and brush, trying to create a barrier as the blaze approaches homes in the area of Eager, Greer and Springerville. The flames have been moving at a speed of five to eight miles an hour and officials have said that the fire was most likely started by an unattended campfire.
Smoke rising from the fire had reached across the country on Tuesday and was visible six states to the east and flights were canceled hundreds of miles away. Thousands of people across the the southwest of the US have been warned by their electricity companies today, that they might be left without power if the wildfire in Arizona hits two key transmission lines.
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