- Posted May 18, 2012 by
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Wildfires blazing near you
The Gladiator Fire Marches On
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Conditions are not expected to improve on Friday due to forecasts of strong wind gusts and low humidity. Such conditions have prompted the arrival of 140 more firefighters on the scene.
Containment stands at 5 percent as of Thursday night. Firefighters are optimistic about the status of Crown King but worry that the fire could quickly approach Bull Flat. Containment lines have been dug around Crown King in anticipation of a shift in the winds.
Southeast of here, the Sunflower fire grew to roughly 14,500 acres and stands at 15 percent containment. 610 fire personnel are on the scene there.
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