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    Posted May 15, 2012 by
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    Gladiator Fire in Arizona Continues To Burn


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     azchila shot these photos on May 14 of the wildfire currently blazing in and around Crown King, Arizona. 'Smoke and flames can be seen miles away. There are planes and helicopters dropping fire retardant on the fires but it just seems to keep growing,' she said. 'The fire has gotten worse and grown. It has destroyed over 1300 acres. YCSO confirmed that two firefighters were injured yesterday, one of whom was overcome with heat exhaustion. A national fire team is now in place to help contain the fire but the winds are supposed to pick up today which could make things worse.'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    Day Three of the Gladiator fire in the Crown King area of Arizona continues to takes it toll, destroying over 1300 acres of land in Yavapai county.

    Fire fighters continue to battle the blaze in extreme heat conditions and it is confirmed that one fire fighter suffered from heat exhaustion.

    The fire has also threatened many homes and residents of the small town of Crown King and it is said that extremely dry conditions have help to fuel the flames.

    There is no containment at this time although fire fighters hope to get more help from the national management team.
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