smoke from the Wallow Wildfire fills the sky in Luna, New Mexico June 6, 2011
A vehicle drives along the U.S. Route 180 as smoke from the Wallow Wildfire fills the sky in Luna, New Mexico June 6, 2011. A wildfire that has charred more than 350 square miles (906 sq km) in eastern Arizona forced the evacuation of a third town on Monday and crept near populated areas along the New Mexico border as it raged out of control for a ninth day. The so-called Wallow Fire, burning about 250 miles (400 km) northeast of Phoenix and stretching to near the Arizona-New Mexico border, ranks as the third-largest fire on record in Arizona. REUTERS

The massive wildfires raging in Arizona since May 29 have swelled to 389,000 acres by Wednesday, and are heading toward New Mexico, now covering an area larger than the city of Phoenix.

Firefighters from as far as New York have come to assist the evacuation.

Around 8,000 residents from two towns of Springerville and Eagar were told to evaculate on Wednesday, and the flames are threatening power supplies, possibly causing blackouts across parts of Texas and New Mexico, ABC News reported Thursday. According to ABC News, the wildfire could engulf a pair of transmission lines that supply electricity to hundreds of thousands of people in New Mexico and Texas.

Fire started in the Bear Wallow Wilderness area on May 29, burning areas southwest of Alpine first.

Spread of wallow fire:

June 1 - 6,700 acres burned

June 2 - 40,000 acres burned

June 3 - 106,000 acres burned

June 4 - 120,000 acres burned

June 6 - 233,522 acres burned

June 7 - 311,481 acres burned

June 8 - 389,000 acres burned

Dozens of summer cabins and buildings in Beavercreek were destroyed, Verison cell towers burned down, highways were closed and the cost to fire fight has exceeded $5 million.

There were no injuries as of Wednesday.