Tag Archives: Arizona

Wing Reportedly Fell Off Plane Before AZ Crash That Killed Firefighters

Flag at half-staff in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities investigating the fatal crash of a small plane that was responding to a wildfire in northwestern Arizona included an account of the possibility that the aircraft’s left wing fell off, according to a preliminary report ...

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Two Killed in Plane Crash Responding to AZ Wildfire

Cedar Basin Fire map

WIKIEUP, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities on Sunday were at the scene of the crash of a small plane that killed two crew members responding to a wildfire in northwestern Arizona. Both people aboard the Beechcraft King Air C-90 aircraft ...

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Fear of Wildfires Forces Forest Closures Across Arizona

High fire danger and resources running thin     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When temperatures are sweltering in Arizona’s desert areas, people head to the forests to camp, hike, fish and just cool off. But ...

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Western Wildfires Force Evacuations, Shut Down Recreation

More large wildfires were burning in Arizona than anywhere else in the country     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in northern Arizona crept closer to the region’s largest city Tuesday, threatening to force ...

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U.S. Wildfire Officials See Increasing Demand for Firefighters

47 large fires are currently burning across the U.S.     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. wildfire officials expecting increased fire activity and more demand for firefighters and equipment have raised the national preparedness to ...

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Arizona Feels Brunt of Wildfire Activity Across the U.S. West

More land has burned across Arizona so far to date     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dozens of wildfires were burning in hot, dry conditions across the U.S. West, including a blaze touched off by ...

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Heat, Wildfire Bake Southwest States

Zero containment on fire between Phoenix and Flagstaff     By KEN RITTER Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, and weather forecasters kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and ...

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Arizona Governor Signs $100M Wildfire Funding Plan

Bill includes using inmates to clear brush     By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed a bill rushed through in a special legislative session that provides $100 million in funding this ...

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Arizona Lawmakers Advance $100M Fire Fund

Fires have been burning with increasing frequency across Arizona     By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature advanced bills Wednesday creating a $100 million fund to respond to a wildfire emergency after hearing dire warnings ...

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U.S. West Faces Record Heat and Intensifying Risk of Wildfires

Excessive heat stretched from southeast California across Arizona and Nevada and into New Mexico     By ANITA SNOW Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana ...

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