Firefighters battling the giant wildfire in the US state of Arizona say they have reached "eight percent containment" but do not expect to have it fully contained until 12 July, according to a local report.
The AZ Central news website cites Incident Commander Clay Templin as saying that it has a "very productive" day.
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