The Wildfire Tragedy Site - Steve Nix Photo Licensed to About.com
Tragically and in June of 1990 , a wildfire in Arizona called the Dude Fire burned 28,480 acres in 2 national forests. Sixty-three homes were destroyed, one Arizona state fish hatchery was completely burned and six firefighters were killed over ten days. One of the homes that burned was the historic "Zane Gray cabin". The Payson, Arizona Museum has a wealth of information on the fire, displays a firefighter tribute for those who lost their lives on all local wildfires and has rebuilt the Zane Gray Cabin.
I've created an illustrated blow by blow description of one of the worst forest fires in United States history. I include my personal pictures of the Dude Fire's tragic present location and provide links to other U.S. wildfire disasters.