More than 350 people evacuated because of wildfires in Arizona

More than 350 people were evacuated due to the wildfires that swept an area of about 70 square kilometers in the central and eastern part of the U.S. state of Arizona, said on Thursday, Reuters.

Firefighters recovered at least four separate fire, the largest of which covered about 49 square kilometers of forest in 64 km from the state capital of Phoenix.

"We expect the situation worse. Forecasters predict dry weather and high winds, which makes the work of firefighters," — said in a statement center to fight forest fires.

Cause a fire, according to local authorities, are unquenched fires and so-called dry lightning.

Currently about 865 firefighters are fighting the fire, to prevent a recurrence accident last year. In May 2011, the Arizona raged in record wildfires that covered an area of about 2.5 square kilometers.

Source: ria.ru.

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