Fire crews clear vegetation from the path of the fire
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Arizona crews battle to save homes from wildfire

Fire crews are battling to save homes and towns as flames rage through the state of Arizona.

Firefighters used chainsaws and bulldozers to clear away brush and trees in an effort to create a barrier for area homes as the fire approaches.

The Red Cross has opened a shelter in the nearby town of Pine Top to help ill, elderly and disabled residents who have fled their homes since the fires began on 29th May.

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