Tag Archives: Arizona

Southern Arizona Wildfire Prompts More Evacuations

Wildfire has burned at least 180 square miles     TUSCON, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains of southern Arizona is prompting more evacuations. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said an area northeast of Tucson ...

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Extreme Fire Danger in Arizona Leads to Tonto National Forest Closures

Over 350 square miles of forest already burned this year     PHOENIX (AP) — Many sections of the Tonto National Forest will be closed starting 6 a.m. Thursday because of extreme fire danger due to dry conditions. The closures ...

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Arizona Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Granite Mountain Hotshots

19 firefighters killed in 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire     PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags to fly at half-staff at all state buildings Tuesday to honor the elite firefighters from Prescott who died in 2013 while ...

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Arizona Bighorn Fire Triggers Evacuation Notice

Fire has burned over 140 square miles     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An evacuation notice was issued Saturday for a sparsely populated rural area northeast of Tucson because of a wildfire burning brush in a desert valley after coursing ...

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Bighorn Fire Time-lapse Video

Views from Mount Lemmon     KGUN9 – Here’s a look at the Bighorn Fire captured on two different Fire District cameras on Mt. Lemmon.

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Crews Encircle Wildfire Northeast of Phoenix

Containment grows around Bush Fire       Firefighters have now encircled three-fifths of a major fire northeast of metro Phoenix and the progress in containing the fire has allowed authorities to lift evacuation notices and to reopen previously closed ...

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Fire Crews Make Progress on Arizona Wildfires

Approximately 16% containment of Bighorn Fire     PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters made some progress Monday against major wildfires across Arizona. Crews were fighting fires in the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado National Forest overlooking Tucson, in ...

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Thousands Fight Wildfires in National Forests Across Arizona

The latest fire began on Saturday near Phoenix     By PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — More than 2,000 firefighters on Saturday battled three major wildfires burning in forested mountains and desert hills in national forests across Arizona. ...

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Scientists Believe Invasive Grass Poses a Threat in Wildfires

Bufflegrass seen as adding to a wildfire’s spread     By TONY DAVIS Arizona Daily Star TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Early on June 10, scientist Ben Wilder watched dozens of saguaros near Pima Canyon explode into flames as he stood ...

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Water Refill During Arizona’s Bighorn Fire

Bighorn Fire has burned over 50,000 acres     kk44 – Bighorn Fire 2020, Ventura Canyon Firefighting helicopter picking up water from the Ventura Canyon Mountain golf course lake. InciWeb: Bighorn Fire

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