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Scenes from the Monument Fire 

Josh Morgan
Claire Germano, 26, a volunteer at Care for the Horses, directs the loading of a donkey into her trailer during evacuations in Herefore, Ariz. caused by the Monument fire. Care for the Horses has evacuated and sheltered more than 230 large animals since evacuations began.
Josh Morgan
Claire Germano and Tiffany Burket, volunteers at Care for the Horses, close up their trailer before heading out to find more horses to evacuate.
Josh Morgan
The Guerrero, Acedo and Serrano families evacuate from Luz Acedo's home in Hereford, Ariz. on Sunday, June 19. The Guerrero and Serrano families were evacuated days before. They have since returned to their homes.
Josh Morgan
Abel Guerrero, Agueda Guerrero, Maria Guerrero and Francisco Serrano frantically load up their vehicles during the mandatory evacuation on Sunday, June 19.
Josh Morgan
A Pinal County Sheriff truck drives by as the Guerrero, Acedo and Serrano families evacuate from Luz Acedo's home in Hereford, Ariz. on Sunday, June 19. The Guerrero and Serrano families were evacuated days before. They have since returned to their homes.
Josh Morgan
Manuel Acedo and David Lopez load up a truck during the mandatory evacuation on Sunday, June 19.
Josh Morgan
People evacuate from their homes during the mandatory evacuation on Sunday, June 19. Strong winds on Sunday pushed the Monument fire across Highway 92. Residents of Springerville and Eagar were evacuated on Tuesday, June 14. The evacuation notice was lifted on Sunday, June 12.
Josh Morgan
Niltza Lopez and Ismael Acedo check to make sure they have everything before driving out of the mandatory evacuation area.
Josh Morgan
The Acedo home is left in disarray after 25 family members packed up their essentials and evacuated their home. The Acedos, Guerreros and Serranos have since returned to their homes as evacuation notices have gradually been lifted in the Hereford area.
Josh Morgan
Ismael Acedo and Abel Guerrero place their dogs in the back of a car during the mandatory evacuation on Sunday, June 19.
Josh Morgan
Abel Guerrero carries supplies to his vehicle.
Josh Morgan
Abel Guerrero and Jesse Pacheco gaze at the smoke plumes caused by the Monument fire as it advances into Hereford, Ariz.
Josh Morgan
People sit and watch thick smoke plumes spread into their neighborhood from their vehicles on Sunday, June 19. 44 structures were reported destroyed on Sunday in Hereford due to the Monument fire, including popular Mexican restaurant, Ricardo's. The fire is currently at 27,200 acres and is 45 percent contained.
Josh Morgan
People occupy and set up cots in the Buena High School gymnasium on Sunday, June 19. Sunday's evacuations brought the total number of homes evacuated to about 10,000 people.
Josh Morgan
Jessica Guild pets a dog in one of the animal rooms at the Buena High School shelter. Buena High School housed hundreds of animals displaced from their homes by the Monument fire.
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Josh Morgan
Claire Germano, 26, a volunteer at Care for the Horses, directs the loading of a donkey into her trailer during evacuations in Herefore, Ariz. caused by the Monument fire. Care for the Horses has evacuated and sheltered more than 230 large animals since evacuations began.
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