I live here in Phoenix and the smoke clouds can be seen from here. There was a lady that was in a closed portion of the forest near the fire and got lost and to be found she lit another fire that is around 3 or 4000 acres and the Rodeo fire is over 90,000 acres. The forests are a real mess and most of the town of showlow is on an evacuation notice with a one hour bumper, so when they hear the word they get 1hr to get out. I think around 25,000 are on that notice right now. They arent even thinking of a containment % yet they are more worried about the fire fighters and with some winds of 50+ mph winds near the fire they are just staying safe. There might not be a Snowflake town if this thing is to crazy. Hope it gets contained soon. Bryan
Latest report is that possibly in three days the 2 fires could combine and if that happens it would be 300,000 acres and a 100 miles perimeter around the fire. They said that this fire to get to the size of the Colorado fire only took two days when Colorado took 2 weeks. They say it is 0% contained.
Latest update the Chediski fire is 15,000 acres and the Rodeo fire is 125,000 acres and still 0% contained
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Bryan_D on 06/21/02 08:25 PM (server time).</FONT></P>