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Elevated Wildfire Danger in Arizona

Red flag warnings covered much of the state     PHOENIX (AP) — Forecasters report elevated fire danger from dry and windy weather conditions across much of Arizona on Thursday. A red flag warning issued Thursday by the National Weather ...

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Crews Continue to Fight Wildfire in Arizona

Fire on reservation has grown to 1,700 acres     WHITERIVER, Ariz. (AP) — More than 150 firefighters are continuing efforts to contain a wildfire burning in a remote area of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National ...

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Crews Fight Wildfire on Arizona Reservation

Wildfire has burned approximately 400 acres     WHITERIVER, Ariz. (AP) — Over 100 firefighters and other personnel are battling a wildfire burning in a remote area of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in eastern ...

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‘Critical Fire Weather’ Warnings Issued for Northern Arizona

Northern Arizona faces “critical fire weather” this week     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Weather Service warns that northern Arizona faces “critical fire weather” this week due to low humidity and strong winds. Red flag warnings issued by ...

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Arrest in Arizona Yard Debris Fire

Fire burned a home and 86 acres     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion he sparked a wildfire that burned a neighbor’s home and outbuildings east of Flagstaff. Steve Carter was being ...

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Wildfire Causes Evacuation in Arizona

Community east of Flagstaff evacuated     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Residents of a small community east of Flagstaff are being evacuated as a precaution due to a fast-moving wildfire. Arizona State Forestry officials say the human-caused fire had burned ...

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Arizona Begins Wildfire Prevention Marketing Campaign

Billboards and radio announcements cover wildfire prevention   PHOENIX (AP) — State officials are conducting a weeklong marketing campaign aimed at promote fire prevention. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management is putting up “put out your campfire” billboards ...

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Three Firefighters Burned in Arizona Brush Fire

Two had fallen into an ash pit   PHOENIX (AP) — One of three firefighters who suffered burns battling a brush fire outside Yuma remains hospitalized. Authorities say two State Forestry firefighters were burned last Friday after falling into an ...

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Drone Crash Causes Arizona Wildfire

Wildfire near Flagstaff burned over 300 acres   FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres. U.S. Forest Service officials say the fire began ...

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Arizona Governor Warns of Difficult Fire Season

Requests double funding for fire prevention   By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s governor issued an outlook Thursday for an especially difficult wildfire season because of record dry winter conditions. Flanked by forest and fire officials and ...

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