Residents Return as Ariz. Fire Threat Wanes

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Arizona firefighters appear to be getting a grip on the massive wildfire that's been burning out of control in the state since May 2.

On Sunday, officials began allowing some 7,000 residents from the towns of Springerville and Eagar to return to their homes since the blaze was "no longer a threat to the citizens" Apache County Sheriff's Cmdr. Webb Hogle said.

Still, fire crews remained on hand to guard against any flare-ups.

"I'm just so happy and excited to be home. We thank God for those firefighters," Springerville resident Valarina Walker, 49, told the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, about 2,700 people from several resort communities are still under an evacuation order.
The fire has consumed about 30 homes in the town of Graer, and it's jumped the border into neighboring New Mexico.
A top fire official says he expects the 700-square-mile fire to be 10 percent contained by Monday. Containment has been stuck at 6 percent for several days.

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