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    Posted May 15, 2012 by
    Phoenix, Arizona
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    Wildfires blazing near you

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    Gladiator Fire Sunset


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     WrldTrvld shot this photo the evening of May 14 of the hazy-red sunset in Scottsdale, Arizona, caused by a nearby wildfire. 'Arizona has been experiencing unusually dry winters the past few years,' he said. 'Residents are concerned because both the Gladiator and Sunflower fires are just the prequel to what we should be expecting this fire season. Arizona currently has 5 fires burning; as temperatures continue to rise, and with humidity in the single digits, we've turned into quite a tinderbox!'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    Smoke drifting from the Gladiator Fire 85mi N. of Phoenix in Crown King made for an amazing sunset Monday night in The Valley of the Sun.

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