In ominous, dark smoke, fire crews wait at an intersection in Linden. A dark, sooty cloud has engulfed much of the region.
Fire engulfs ponderosa pines off Forest Road 322 in Aripine.
A Corona de Tucson firefighter flees wind-driven flames near a hot spot at a girls camp off Forest Road 322 in Aripine.
A tired Rob Watson of the Pinetop Fire Department waits for new orders at a staging area in Linden after winds picked up in the morning. Watson's department was involved in the first attacks on Rodeo.
A sign on Arizona 260 tells residents where to go for shelter. About 4,000 people were evacuated Wednesday, with about 400 of those taking shelter at a high school gym in Springerville. A middle school gym in Eagar was also available to those who needed a place to stay.
Jamie Mace of LPS Excavating in Williams drives a bulldozer along a fire line near a multimillion-dollar home in the Timberland Acres subdivision.
Charlie Hoag wets down the Sweet Corn Antiques store in Linden, which along with Pinedale and Clay Springs, was evacuated.
A tired Kenny Young and Larry Bear of Northwest Fire and Rescue try to stay awake after a night shift in the Clay Springs area.
Jason Foust of the Avra Valley Fire Department watches flames consume juniper trees near a girls' camp in Aripine.
Steve Leitzell of Apache Junction Fire District spends the early hours of Monday morning hosing down some hot spots in the Timberland Acres subdivision, where 94 homes were destroyed by the fires.
Dave La Tour of Northwest Fire removes hot debris from a home in the Fool's Hollow area near Linden, west of Show Low.
With the Rodeo Fire and smoke looming behind her, Show Low resident Mary Gordon packs up personal belongings before evacuating.
National Guardsman and sheriff's deputies stop residents from Show Low trying to head south on U.S. 60 and direct them to turn back and head for a new evacuation center in Eagar, 48 miles to the east.
A Pinedale home burns in this dramatic glimpse of the Rodeo-Chediski Fire.
Northwest Fire and Rescue's Melanie O'Daniel, left, and Jackie Janton spray foam on the house of Aripine resident Harry Newman as fire approaches. The house was saved after a back burn.
Task leader Dave La Tour of Northwest Fire and Rescue surveys hot spots in Timberland Acres outside Show Low, Ariz.
A truck sits next to a house that still smolders in the Fool's Hollow residential area of Linden, a town just west of Show Low, Ariz.
A western Pennsylvania woman impersonated a rodeo star Sherry Cervi and set up a sham company to obtain 500 cell phones and $8,000 in saddles, according to her plea in a Pennsylvania federal court Wednesday.
Down at the Arroyo Cafe, Preston Surface, whose name sounds like a fertilizer, was telling us about the time he was doing standup at the Chuckle Barn in Willcox and how he unwisely mentioned the bumper sticker he saw on a pickup parked out in front of that fine establishment.
As a bullfighter, it's Dusty Tuckness' job to get up close to the bull and protect the fallen bull rider. This time, Tuckness takes a solid hit from Top Gun.