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Tinder Fire In Arizona Has Destroyed 33 Homes And Is Still Burning

 Tuesday, May 8, 2018


The sprawling Tinder Fire in Arizona has destroyed 33 primary homes and 54 minor structures since it was sparked by an abandoned illegal campfire two weeks ago, officials said. Fueled by grass and understory, the wildfire in Coconino National Forest stretches over an estimated 15,841 acres. With the efforts of about 400 personnel with equipment -- including 8 crews, 4 helicopters, 20 engines, 5 dozers, 1 water tender and other support staff -- the blaze is 79 percent contained, officials said. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office had ordered evacuations last week for communities north, east and west of Highway 87.