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Wallow Fire is currently the hot news, as hot as its fire. But the question, how Wallow Fire gets its name? I have made some online research. Apparently, I couldn’t find the history how wallow fire get its name. And who gave the Arizona’s wildfire Wallow Fire as its name ? But according to some online dictionary, Wallow actually means nostalgia.
intr.v., -lowed, -low·ing, -lows.
- To roll the body about indolently or clumsily in or as if in water, snow, or mud.
- To luxuriate; revel: wallow in self-righteousness.
- To be plentifully supplied: wallowing in money.
- To move with difficulty in a clumsy or rolling manner; flounder: "The car wallowed back through the slush, with ribbons of bright water trickling down the windshield from the roof" (Anne Tyler).
- To swell or surge forth; billow.
- The act or an instance of wallowing.
- A pool of water or mud where animals go to wallow.
- The depression, pool, or pit produced by wallowing animals.
- A condition of degradation or baseness.
But I believe that this is not the root for Wallow Fire’s name.
Since days ago, there is no obvious indicator that shows Wallow Fire to stop. Few days ago I posted that the Wallow Fire was growing bigger. Days to escape from the news, today I look back to the fire. It is still grows bigger. Now, Wallow Fire burned 300.000 acres.
The Wallow Fire has now scorched over 300,000 acres in eastern Arizona, making it the second largest wildfire in the state’s history. In less than 24 hours, Wallow engulfed some 78,000 acres of land. Fire officials said the unrelenting wildfire’s total destruction is 311,481 acres. As of Tuesday afternoon, the fire is 0 percent contained.
There is possibilities that Wallow Fire won’t stop immediately. Wallow Fire maybe the first largest wild fire in the region.