Tag Archives: Arizona

Road Work Cause Wildfire in Arizona Mining Town

Wildfire destroyed or damaged 24 homes     BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — A May 27 wildfire that destroyed or damaged 24 homes and threatened many other structures in the remote mining town of Bagdad was caused by construction equipment being ...

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NIFC: Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook, June 2021

Drought continues for much of the western U.S.     National Interagency Fire Center Deep snow cover persists in the eastern Northwest Territories and extreme northern Saskatchewan. In other regions, snow is either gone or roughly follows the mean snowmelt ...

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Grim Western Wildfire Season Starts Drier Than 2020 Record

“It’s like having gasoline out there,”     By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer As bad as last year’s record-shattering fire season was, the western U.S. starts this year’s in even worse shape. The soil in the West is record ...

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Officials Plan Aggressive Response to Small Fires, Minimizing Megafires

“Our focus is on smart firefighting, aggressive firefighting, catching these fires when they are small,”     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday they will try to stamp out wildfires as quickly as ...

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Arizona’s Tussock Wildfire Continues to Grow

Wildfire has burned over 4,400 acres     CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning in brush and grass in a sparsely populated area of central Arizona hill country continues to grow but no additional evacuation notices have been ...

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Brendan McDonough of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

A discussion about guilt, depression, and growth     Fire Engineering Host Jim Burneka speaks with Brendan McDonough, the lone survivor of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. This episode focuses on the aftermath of the June 30th, 2013 Yarnell wildfire in ...

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Arizona’s Tussock Fire Moves Towards Crown King

Tussock Fire has burned over 4,100 acres     PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A raging wildfire on Monday continued to push toward the town of Crown King south of the Prescott National Forest. It’s one of four wildfires currently burning ...

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Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Three Arizona Towns

Crown King residents told to prepare for an evacuation     PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Evacuations were ordered Sunday afternoon for three towns near Crown King due to a wildfire that had grown to 2,500 acres Sunday south of the ...

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Flooding from Fire-Charred Area Threatens Flagstaff

Wildfire burned 52% of watershed     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — It’s nearly two years since a fire burned nearly 3.1 square miles (8.1 square kilometers) in hills north of Flagstaff but rows of concrete barriers and stacks of sandbags ...

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Arizona Begins Implementing Fire Restrictions

Stage One restrictions begin Friday     SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — State and federal public land management agencies in Arizona are beginning to impose fire restrictions due to hot and dry weather conditions across the state and an increase in ...

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