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Jun092011

Senator Kyl's Family Cabin in the Path of the Arizona Wildfire

U.S. House of Representatives(GREER, Ariz.) -- Sen. Jon Kyl, R-AZ., may have been in the debt ceiling talks Thursday for nearly two hours, but told reporters afterward that he’s got other things on his mind right now.  Namely: his family’s summer home in Greer, Arizona, currently in the Arizona wildfire’s path.
 
“I’m trying to find out whether or not my summer home up in the Arizona mountains is still there after the fire went through last night,” Kyl told reporters Thursday. “I’m just getting a little report from a totally informal source, they think it is, I really don’t know.  And that’s really on my mind right now.”
 
A concerned-looking Senator Kyl was fielding cellphone calls, getting updates on his home, in the Senate hallway after emerging from the closed-door debt ceiling talks. Aides to the senator said five homes in the Greer area have already been destroyed and the senator is relying on local reports in the area for updates on his family’s home.
 
The Kyl family spends their summers in their Greer cabin. On Saturday Kyl and his wife were told to voluntarily evacuate as the fire moved closer to their community.

The fire has been burning since May 29.

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