-06.21.10- When Jon Stoner opens the blinds to a front window in his home “it’s a piece of heaven,” he says. Acres of ponderosa pine trees stretch into the distance, staggering up a mountain and bringing a sense of calmness to the area northeast of Flagstaff. With an 8,850-acre wildfire burning nearby, Stoner is unsure how much of that scenery will remain in tact. As he evacuated his home Sunday, he looked out that same window and saw flames shooting up above the trees… The combination of high temperatures, low humidity and high winds have challenged firefighters on the ground and in the air. Read more

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