On May 29th, 2011 the Wallow Fire began from an abandoned campfire in the Bear Wallow Wilderness. Before the fire was extinguished it burned over 1/2 million acres and more than sixty buildings. Although I have been on many large fires, this one took on a special meaning. I grew up in Springerville and spent many days hiking, hunting, and fishing in the forests damaged by this fire.
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