Tag Archives: Arizona

Wildfire Damages Structures Near Flagstaff

Flare up in Coconino County     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Coconino County officials say a wildfire that flared up again Tuesday after first being suppressed Monday on Flagstaff’s rural eastern outskirts damaged some structures but that evacuations are no ...

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Media Access to Wildfires Varies by State

Differences even among government agencies     By JANIE HAR and FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old ...

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Fire Shelters: The Last Resort

Recent burnover raises questions about emergency fire shelters     By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After flames trapped 14 firefighters in California and they had to use last-resort fire shelters to survive, questions are emerging about ...

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Evacuation Order for Residents Near Globe, Arizona

Wildfire has burned at least 59 square miles     GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — Some residents near Globe were told to evacuate Tuesday due to a wildfire that’s mainly burning grass and brush in the Tonto National Forest. At around ...

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Brush Fire Closes Parts of Arizona Highway

Video shows palm tree fire after lightning strike     GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — Partial closures of two state highways were in effect Wednesday in east-central Arizona because of a lightning-caused brush fire. The partial closures of State Routes 188 ...

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More National Forests in Arizona Plan Fire Restrictions

Coconino and Kaibab forests announce restrictions     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two more national forests in Arizona plan to re-implement fire restrictions due to a lack of rain during the current monsoon. Coconino and Kaibab national forests announced Monday ...

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NTSB: Helicopter Seen Wobbling Before Fatal Crash in Arizona

Helicopter was flying supplies to a hotshot crew     PHOENIX (AP) — A helicopter that crashed last month while delivering supplies to firefighters in a remote area of the Tonto National Forest was wobbling in mid-air before it went ...

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Arizona’s Bighorn Fire Fully Contained

Wildfire burned 119,987 acres     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A lightning-caused wildfire that charred more than 187 square miles (485 square kilometers) near Tucson was declared fully contained Thursday. However, Coronado National Forest officials said several popular outdoor recreation ...

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Bighorn Fire Keeps Arizona Recreational Areas Closed Until November

Wildfire burned over 180 square miles     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Several popular outdoor recreation areas in a national forest on the outskirts of Tucson will remain closed until Nov. 1 because of a largely contained wildfire’s potential for ...

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Study Points to Smaller Effects of Wildfire Smoke on Warming

Focus on Arizona wildfire last summer     LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Sunlight-absorbing particles in wildfire smoke may contribute less to warming temperatures than previously thought, according to the findings of a Los Alamos National Laboratory-led research team. The ...

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