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2 people being questioned over Ariz. fire's origin

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Posted: Jun 15, 2011 5:03 AM by Brittany Rivas
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: wildfire, fire, wallow fire, suspects, Arizona, New Mexico

LUNA, N.M.- A spokesman for the multiple agencies battling a massive wildfire in Arizona says two people are being questioned about an abandoned campfire that may have started the blaze.

Spokesman Kelly Wood said he couldn't provide any further details Tuesday night but the U.S. Forest Service might release more information about the investigation later today

The 733-square-mile Wallow fire is poised to become the largest in Arizona's history. It has destroyed 32 homes and four rental cabins and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

Wood says residents of the town of Nutrioso will be allowed to return to their homes at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters have been trying to keep the blaze from devouring the small New Mexico mountain town of Luna, just across the state line.

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