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The Horseshoe 2 Wildfire in the Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua National Monument

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The Horseshoe 2 Wildfire in the Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua National Monument

The Horseshoe 2 wildfire has been buring since Mother's Day - located in SE Arizona in the Coronado National Forest.  As of June 11, it has burned approximately 134,615 acres and is 45 percent contained.  23 Structures have been destroyed.   Costs so far near $35 million.

Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua National Monument views

The manpower working in the area is amazing:  apx. 1,153 people including 52 fire engines, 34 water tenders, and 7 helicopters.

Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua National Monument

Currently the fire has advanced in the Jesse James Canyon in the Chiricahua National Monument and the upper end of Rhyolite Canyon Saturday. Whitetail, West Turkey Creek, and Pinery Creek areas have been evacuated. Because of extreme fire danger, the Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua National Monument are closed.

Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua National Monument

The Chiricahua National Monument is one of my personal favorite scenery spots in all of AZ. It's hard to choose with The Grand Canyon, Sedona, The Petrified Forest, The Saguaro National Forest, Canyon de Chelly, Page, and so many more - but these rock formations combined with the inspirational Coronado National Forest are really something.

Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua National Monument

And now that beauty is going up in smoke. 

I worry about the animals.

My heart goes out to the owners of the structures and buildings and homes that have been lost.

My appreciation is immeasurable for those working on this blaze in the Arizona summer temperatures.

They say this fire is human - caused, although it's still under investigation.  Needless destruction.

Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua National Monument

Let's watch our campfires, our cigarette butts, our duty to protect America's natural beauty.  35 million being spent on a fire that shouldn't have happened, instead of going instead to help those dealing with the natural disasters our neighbors more Midwest and East have endured this year.

Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua National Monument

Can we all be a little more careful?

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Donna Malone
Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals - Bridgewater, NS
Homes and Property for Sale Nova Scotia

Cara, Fire is a powerful force. We've had some real devastation in Canada already, this Spring.

Jun 12, 2011 04:08 AM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Cara - thank you for doing this post and for the pictures.  I have been following it a little on TV but your post really brought it home to me exactly what is at stake here. 

Jun 12, 2011 09:17 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Cara, with so much press going on the Wallow fire, I didn't realize the Horsehoe 2 was this big.  Here's hoping they get it 100% contained along with the Wallow fire.  We drove up 40 cases of water today to folks dealing with the Wallow fire.  The fire personnel were so grateful, but, it's we who are grateful to the and all they do. 

Jun 12, 2011 05:06 PM
Kathy Clulow
Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Cara - our forests are a national tresaure that many take for granted and pay little attention to how easily they might cause the destruction of thousands of acres by not following sensible rules for their campfire or by tossing a cigaret butt out the window while driving down the road.

Jun 12, 2011 05:09 PM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

Donna - I am sorry to hear that.  Thank God for our firefighters!

Barbara - I think of the devastation in the White Mountains a few years back, and now they are going through it again with the Wallow Fire.  I only have one beautiful photo of those trees - the rest are just memories now.

Juli - how wonderful that you drove up to help.  That area is so badly hit - it's even more dreadful when homes are involved.

Kathy - I agree - they are our national treasure - we need to keep aware.  Thanks for stopping by.

Jun 12, 2011 05:25 PM