Tag Archives: Arizona

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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Crews Patrol Lines Around Arizona’s Sears Fire

At least 14 structures have been destroyed     PHOENIX (AP) — Firefighters on Tuesday mopped up and patrolled containment lines around the perimeter of a wildfire burning in the Tonto National Forest near the northeastern outskirts of metro Phoenix. ...

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Uncontained Wildfire Burns 9,200 Acres Northeast of Phoenix

Tankers and helicopters are battling the fire     PHOENIX (AP) — A wildfire in the Tonto National Forest northeast of Phoenix has charred about 14 square miles (36 square kilometers) with no containment yet, authorities said Sunday. Forest officials ...

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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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