Fresh evacuations as southern Arizona fire jumps highway, canyon

 Monday, June 20, 2011

 CNN US

Hundreds of firefighters fought to control several dangerous blazes in Arizona, fighting to make progress even as expanded evacuations and power outages signalled that the battle was far from over. The Monument fire -- which U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell has deemed the nation’s "number one priority," putting it first in line for any air, ground or other resources -- jumped Highway 92 late Sunday afternoon at Carr Canyon heading east, according to the Cochise County website.
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