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An air tanker drops retardent on a fire Monday, May 14, 2012, near Crown King, Ariz.
msnbc.com news services reports: Firefighters battled two wildfires in northern Arizona Monday night that have forced residents from their homes.
A fire in Crown King has forced 350 residents from their homes in a historic mining town just weeks ahead of the busy tourist season. There, the fire began on private land Sunday and has grown to 1,300 acres, destroying two buildings and one trailer, Prescott National Forest spokeswoman Debbie Maneely said.