<p><strong>A <a href="http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/wildfires/">wildfire</a> blackens the sky above U.S. Route 180 in Luna, <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/new-mexico-guide/">New Mexico</a>, on June 6.</strong></p><p>The so-called Wallow Wildfire has charred more than 480 square miles (1,243) square kilometers) in eastern <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/arizona-guide/">Arizona</a> during its ten-day rampage, according to Reuters.</p><p>The blaze forced the evacuation of more than 3,500 people near populated areas along the Arizona-New Mexico border.</p><p>Burning about 250 miles (400 kilometers) northeast of Phoenix, the fire ranks as the second largest on record in Arizona.</p><p>(<a href="http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/photos/wildfires-gallery/">See more wildfire pictures.</a>)</p>

End of the Road?

A wildfire blackens the sky above U.S. Route 180 in Luna, New Mexico, on June 6.

The so-called Wallow Wildfire has charred more than 480 square miles (1,243) square kilometers) in eastern Arizona during its ten-day rampage, according to Reuters.

The blaze forced the evacuation of more than 3,500 people near populated areas along the Arizona-New Mexico border.

Burning about 250 miles (400 kilometers) northeast of Phoenix, the fire ranks as the second largest on record in Arizona.

(See more wildfire pictures.)

Photograph by Joshua Lott, Reuters

Arizona Wildfire Pictures: Blaze Advancing on Towns

The second largest wildfire in Arizona's history has charred hundreds of miles of forest and forced more than 3,500 people from their homes.

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