Tag Archives: Arizona

Top-Tier Management Team Sent to Arizona’s Bush Fire

Wildfire has burned over 230 square miles     PHOENIX (AP) — A top-tier management team on Friday assumed command of firefighters battling Arizona’s largest current wildfire, which continued to grow in east-central Arizona as crews worked to protect previously ...

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Tennessee Firefighters Head West

Incident commanders and firefighters off to New Mexico     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Firefighters from Tennessee have been deployed to the western U.S. to help battle wildfires, officials said. Tennessee’s Division of Forestry said in a news release Thursday ...

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More Wildfire Evacuations Around Arizona’s Mount Lemmon

Bighorn Fire continues to grow     PHOENIX (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies went door to door evacuating more residents Thursday from the Santa Catalina Mountains overlooking Tucson as a wildfire, one of several in Arizona, continued to grow. The Bighorn ...

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Arizona Wildfire Crews Contend with High Winds

Several fires across the state     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Wildfires in Arizona are typical this time of year, but high winds have been a key factor in driving the size of the blazes ...

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Tucson-Area Foothills Residents Urged to Prepare to Evacuate

“Significant danger” in Pima County     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County authorities have advised residents of foothills area on the northern outskirts of metro Tucson to be prepared to evacuate because of a lightning-sparked wildfire in nearby mountains. ...

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Northern Arizona Forests Tighten Fire Restrictions

Limits in Coconino and Kaibab national forests     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — National forests in northern Arizona are expanding fire restrictions because of dry conditions ahead of the anticipated arrival of the monsoon season. Campfires have been prohibited across ...

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Wildfire Closes 39-Mile Stretch of Highway in Rural Arizona

Fire has burned 800 acres of timber and brush     MORENCI, Ariz. (AP) — A 39-mile stretch of a scenic highway in a sparsely populated part of eastern Arizona is closed due to a lightning-sparked wildfire burning in the ...

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Wind Fuels Two Wildfires Outside of Tucson

Two wildfires in Oro Valley     ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters were battling two separate wildfires Monday in a mountainous area outside of Tucson. Authorities in the town of Oro Valley said crews made slight progress on a ...

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Arizona Fire Season Ramped Up Due to Humans, Weather

75,000 acres burned already     PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s wildfire season is already in high gear, thanks in large part to human carelessness but also weather conditions last winter that produced an abundance of vegetation now serving as fire ...

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Wildfire East of Phoenix Causes Evacuations

Fire burned at least 33 square miles     QUEEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — An evacuation order was issued Tuesday for some residents of Queen Valley east of Phoenix as crews continued to battle a lightning-caused wildfire. Tonto National Forest ...

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