Tag Archives: Arizona

Fort Huachuca, Arizona Prescribed Burn

Burn training includes possibly finding unexploded ordinance     U.S. Army Fort Huachuca In this Fort Report, a Prescribed Burn is performed on the mountains and ranges with dense vegetation to reduce fire risk and ensure military training continues at ...

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Arizona’s 2020 Wildfire Season Among Worst in Past Decade

Over 900,000 acres burned     PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona had one of its worst wildfire seasons in nearly a decade last year, state Department of Forestry and Fire Management officials said Wednesday, They said statistics show 2,520 wildfires burned ...

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Mayor Who Led Prescott after Firefighters’ Deaths Dies at 86

Kuykendall faced harsh criticism over refusing to extend full benefits to the families     PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Marlin Kuykendall, the former mayor of Prescott whose tenure included the tumultuous months following the deaths of 19 firefighters in a ...

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Wildfire Operations Boss Still on the Job During Retirement

“Every assignment is kind of an adventure.”   SAM MCMANIS Arizona Daily Sun FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Back home in Flagstaff, retirement resumed, Buck Wickham looks none the worse for wear. Another fire season will come, soon enough, and he ...

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Survey Finds Confusion About Parts of Arizona Wildfire Evacuation Notices

Two out five thought they’d receive a personal notification     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A new survey found that many people in the Flagstaff area felt an emergency evacuation warning system widely used across Arizona is clear but that ...

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New Helicopter Base for U.S. Forest Service

Operational at the start of the 2022 fire season     PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a contract to a Scottsdale company to design and build a new helicopter base in northern Gila County to support ...

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Firefighters Protect Homes in Arizona Community

21% containment as of Tuesday     CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters have installed sprinklers and cleared open spaces to protect homes in the evacuated small community of Crown King from a wildfire burning in the Prescott National Forest ...

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Hot Shots Arrive at Arizona’s Horse Fire

Fire is burning in tall, dense vegetation     CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — A hot shot crew with additional firefighters and support equipment arrived Sunday to battle a wildfire that’s forced evacuations in small mountain communities about 80 miles ...

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Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Mountain Communities North of Phoenix

Tankers and helicopters at work on the fire     CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — Officials in Yavapai County have ordered residents of several small remote mountain communities to evacuate as a wildfire threatens the area. Sheriff’s officials sent an ...

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