Updates about the fire and photos from the scene are being shared through Facebook groups and the Twitter hashtags #azfire and #wallow fire. Twitter user Brandon Townsend shared a view of the fire from Highway 180 in New Mexico.
Watch video and see photos of the fire below:
The juxtaposition of chirping crickets and a huge wall of smoke is pretty compelling.
A view from above the fire:
Smoke covers Highway 60 in Springerville, Ariz., on Thursday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Fire crew members prepare for a back burn operation in Eagar, Ariz., on Wednesday. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Transmission lines from the Springerville Generating Station stretch south toward the plume of smoke near Springerville on Wednesday. (Susan Montoya Bryan/AP)
Firefighters make a stand along highway 260 as the Wallow Fire approaches outside of Eagar on Wednesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
The Wallow fire burns north of Greer, Ariz., on Wednesday night. (Rob Schumacher/AP)
The fire approaches in Springerville on Tuesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Rita Booth, center, and her husband, Steve, water down their home to prepare for the approaching blaze in Eagar on Tuesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
The Shupe family, from left: 3-year-old Ty, dad Dustin, mom Emily and 18-month-old Jax evacuate from their home in Springerville on Tuesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Emily Shupe and son Jax. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
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