City Views, Travel Advice

Travel Photo Thursday – Springerville, Arizona Fires

July 28, 2011 • By

Today’s photo is actually a picture gallery of the smoke emanating from the fires near Springerville, Arizona.  I was leaving Phoenix after spending a long weekend in the incredibly beautiful city of Sedona and caught the following while up in the air.  Undoubtedly, it’s the handiwork of some knucklehead who failed to put out a campfire and it’s sad that lives and property are at stake as a result.

As I understand it, more than 600 sq miles are burning in what is the second largest fire in the state’s history.  The fire started on May 29th and the pictures were taken on June 8th.  There are over 2400 firefighters from all over the country trying to contain it.   The billowing smoke that you see in the pics has spread as far as the state of Iowa!