Wallow Fire Sunset (by rhanelt)
The Wallow Fire was the largest wildfire in Arizona’s recorded history. It burned for 40 days (May 29-July 8, 2011), scorching 538,049 acres in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico.. It is believed to have been started by an abandoned campfire. Nearly 6,000 people were evacuated and more than 30 structures were destroyed. Smoke from this fire extended across Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and up into the Great Lakes region, affecting air quality for large areas east of the Rocky Mountains.
Today, my blog will be devoted to wildfire awareness. If you want to explore the 1,600 HD images of Arizona’s landscapes, please feel free to check out the Archive.
Source: Flickr / hanelt