Tirat Zvi breaks the thermometer with 129 degrees Fahrenheit, and the Rodeo-Chediski Fire sweeps across Arizona.
Thu, Jun 21 2012 at 6:00 AM
June 21, 2002:
8,000 people are evacuated in the path of the Rodeo fire
, soon to become the worst in Arizona history. The Rodeo fire merges with another huge blaze, the Chediski fire, and the combined wildfire (at right) destroys nearly half a million acres.
Photo: NASA/Wikimedia Commons
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