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Published June 20, 2011, 12:00 AM

PHOTO GALLERY: Western Wildfires

Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas.


Flames from the Monument Fire move toward Highway 92 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas. (AP Photo/Sierra Vista Herald-Bisbee Daily Review, Beatrice Richardson)

  • Flames from the Monument Fire move toward Highway 92 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas. (AP Photo/Sierra Vista Herald-Bisbee Daily Review, Beatrice Richardson)
  • A home burns at the intersection of Campbello Ave. and Ramsey Rd. from the Monument Fire near Sierra Vista, Ariz. on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)
  • Lisa Whitacre, left, hugs Hank Tunstall in the ruins of his father's home that burned to the ground on Ramsey Road east of State Route 92 as the Monument Fire burns on Sunday, June 19, 2011 near Sierra Vista, Ariz. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Dean Knuth)
  • Tim Johnson runs out of his home with his brother Bryan Johnson, right, while they grab what they can as the fire nears in the evacuation area near State Route 92 and East Ramsey Canyon Road as a wildfire burns on Sunday, June, 19, 2011 near Sierra Vista, Ariz. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Dean Knuth)
  • Houses saved from back burns from the Monument fire are seen Saturday, June 18, 2011 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The fire continues to threaten Sierra Vista but firefighters got a handle on its most worrisome flare-up in Miller Canyon. The human-caused fire, which started Sunday, is now at more than 19,000 acres. (AP Photo/Matt York)