Slug: fires-in-arizona Date: 2002-06-24 Title: Fires in Arizona layout: post

The "Rodeo" and "Chedeski" fires in north eastern Arizona have now eaten through 300,000 acres of high country forest.

The fire has burned about 300,000 acres - about 479 square miles - since Tuesday. As many as 25,000 people have fled homes from more than half a dozen towns.