Thursday, June 2, 2011

Arizona Fires Set by Illegal Aliens

New York Times
2 June 2011

As Arizona Fire Rages, So Does Rumor on Its Origin


PORTAL, Ariz. - It is a dramatic tale: that illegal immigrants being pursued by the Border Patrol started one of the nation's largest wildfires, which has burned up more than 70,000 acres of national forest along Arizona's border with Mexico since it began almost four weeks ago. But the authorities say that despite the tale's being repeated often by some residents of the rugged countryside here, they do not know for sure if it is true. [...]