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Monsoon season started late, with heavy thunderstorms in the afternoon. On Saturday, July 16., a lightning bolt struck the mesquite forrest across the Agua Fria river-bed near camp.
[Photo: Kim Young Soo & text: sa]



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A very wet spring contributed to an abundance of underbrush which fueled the fire.
[Photo: Kim Young Soo & text: sa]



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Arcosanti residents, volunteers and workshop participants were at the scene within minutes …
[Photo: Kim Young Soo & text: sa]



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… until Fire fighters from the Mayer Fire Department arrived, very quickly, with large engines and water trucks. They evacuated camp, extinguished the fire and kept vigilance all through Saturday night and Sunday. All of us at Arcosanti send A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the Mayer Fire Crew.
[Photo & text: sa]

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