Tag Archives: Arizona

Precipitation Helps Crews Fighting Arizona Wildfire

Wildfire burned 1,400 acres in the Hualapai Mountains     KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Overnight rain and snow helped crews working to contain a wildfire that earlier forced the evacuation of over 200 homes and closure of a county park ...

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Arizona County Issues Emergency Declaration as Wildfire Rages

Wildfire has burned at least 1,400 acres     KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County authorities have issued an emergency declaration after a wildfire near Kingman prompted the evacuation of more than 200 homes in Pine Lake area. The wildfire ...

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Evacuation Notice Lifted in Area Where Wildfire Destroyed Arizona Homes

Dudleyville on standby status     DUDLEYVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Saturday lifted an evacuation notice for a south-central Arizona community where a wildfire earlier burned at least 12 homes, allowing approximately 200 residents to return home. The Pinal ...

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Arizona Wildfire Destroys Homes, Causes Evacuation of 200 People

At least 12 homes destroyed     DUDLEYVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — A small community in south-central Arizona remained under an evacuation notice Friday after crews and air tankers stopped the growth of a wildfire that burned at least 12 homes, ...

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Study: Drought-Breaking Rains Erratic, Rare in U.S. West

Intense dry periods that pummeled areas of the West in recent years were severe     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over ...

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Firefighters Stop Forward Progress of Arizona Wildfire

At least 175 acres burned near Tonto Basin     PHOENIX (AP) — Firefighters reported stopping the forward progress of a wildfire that grew to 175 acres and threatened homes and businesses Monday afternoon near Tonto Basin northeast of Phoenix. ...

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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 Army National Guard Conducts Wildfire Training

Multi-agency training with helicopters     Defense Flash News Arizona Army National Guard Soldiers with the 2-285th Assault Helicopter Battalion and the 2-149th General Support Aviation Battalion Medical Evacuation detachments conduct a two-day training exercise to support wildfire efforts on ...

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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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