Two white guys started the Arizona conflagration
Caleb Joshua Malboeuf, 26, and David Wayne Malboeuf, 24, were charged with starting the so-called Wallow Fire on May 29, in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest in eastern Arizona, the U.S. Attorney’s office said in a news release.
The blaze raged for more than a month, scorching three dozen homes and businesses and displacing up to 10,000 people at its peak, while roaring through 840 square miles of ponderosa pine forests in eastern Arizona and into New Mexico.
The fire zone lies in the heart of the White Mountains, a picturesque area dotted with vacation cabins and popular as a retreat for Arizonans seeking to escape the summer heat. Fighting it cost over $79 million.
- Cousins Blamed for Massive Arizona Wildfire – WTMA (news.google.com)
- Despite McCain’s attack, AZ fire not caused by illegal immigrants (americablog.com)
Posted on August 25, 2011, in Government Trough, Homme depot and tagged Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, arizona, new mexico, Pinus ponderosa, Springerville Arizona, United States, United States Forest Service, White Mountains. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.