3/5 The blaze at the Bear Fire, about 100 miles north-east of Tucson, Arizona, has been burning for three days.
It has been blamed on a power surge in the area and a drought.
AP Photo/Nancy Moore 2/5 Two weeks after the blaze broke out, the state is still dealing with a major loss in infrastructure due to the fire.
Arizona has a $2.3 billion water infrastructure shortfall.
It is also dealing with more than a thousand fatalities from wildfires, which has led to calls for more help.
The fire started in a forested area near the town of Red Mesa in Arizona.
AP 3/3 It has spread rapidly, reaching the outskirts of town in a matter of days.
Arizona is still in the midst of a drought that has led many to blame it for the loss of water and fuel in the state.
AP 4/3 The Bear Fire has become the largest fire in the US.
The flames have spread rapidly to the outskirts, affecting tens of thousands of homes and forcing the evacuation of about 6,000 people.
The blaze is now threatening thousands of acres.
AP 5/3 But the fire, which started on Thursday, has now burned for three straight days, with no signs of stopping.
It’s also the worst natural disaster in Arizona’s history.
The Arizona Department of Forestry is currently struggling to keep up with the number of homes that have been destroyed, as crews try to contain the flames and protect homes from further damage.
AP 1/3 People are camping out in the middle of the wildfire.
People are already camping out in areas where the fire has grown.
AP 2/3 There are a total of 20 active fires in Arizona, and most are small, uncontained blazes.
Some are as small as a football field in size, and some as large as the size of cities.
AP Getty Images 3/4 A volunteer tries to contain a wildfire burning on a rural property. AP