Winds Challenge Crews Battling U.S. Wildfires

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An evacuation asks residents to leave June 9, 2011 in Eagar, Arizona. Hundreds of thousands of acres continue to burn in eastern Arizona prompting evacuations by residents of Springerville and Eagar.
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Firefighters across the southwestern United States are facing some of the season's worst weather, as crews battle record blazes. The National Weather Service is warning that the hot temperatures, humidity and wind gusts as high as 60 mph pose an extreme fire risk. The largest fire began more than three weeks ago in Arizona and has burned into western New Mexico, destroying more than thirty homes and half a million acres. Michel Marizco,a reporter with our partner station in Arizona, KJZZ, speaks with us.