Friday, June 10, 2016

GPS mapping doubles size of Arizona brush fire

A brush fire burning outside an Arizona town near where 19 firefighters died in a 2013 wildfire has been mapped as being twice as large as previously estimated. Fire officials on Thursday put the fire near Yarnell at roughly 2 square miles, up from the square mile estimated late Wednesday. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Delores Garcia says the fire continues to burn but that the doubling in its estimated size is a result of GPS mapping. Containment remains at 10 percent, and Garcia says the fire continues to burn away from Yarnell. She says authorities now believe State Route 89 through Yarnell can be reopened...more

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