Nature may finally be turning in favor of the 3,000 firefighters trying to contain the conflagration in Arizona. The high winds that have been stymied attempts to contain the fire abated last night, allowing crews to contain part of the blaze's northwestern corner. Officials say residents of Springerville and Eager, which had been evacuated as the fire neared the New Mexico border, will probably be allowed to return home on Saturday. Still, the fire is only 5 percent contained and is expected to become the largest in the state's history. It continues to threaten power lines that supply electricity to West Texas and New Mexico.