'Around 200 houses' destroyed in Arizona wildfire

A wildfire sweeping through Arizona has killed 19 firefighters. Credit: REUTERS/Arizona State Forestry Division

A wildfire sweeping through Arizona that has killed 19 firefighters has also destroyed around 200 houses, according to the Associated Press.

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US wildfire '45% contained'

US fire officials have said that a deadly wildfire which claimed the lives of 19 firefighters is now 45 percent under control. The blaze in the state of Arizona has engulfed thousands of acres including large parts of the town of Yarnell.