Tag Archives: Arizona

Arizona Ranch Fire Burns 100 Acres

Fire has destroyed two structures     CONGRESS, Ariz. (AP) — A human-caused wildfire burning Wednesday in north-central Arizona near the small town of Congress has forced some evacuations, authorities said. Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said the ...

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Juveniles Accused of Starting Arizona Wildfire

65 acres burned in Bagdad     BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — Five juveniles are accused of starting a wildfire in Yavapai County that forced the evacuation of 150 homes, authorities said The fire burned 65 acres in the small town ...

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Abandoned Campfire Causes Wildfire North of Tucson

Wildfire burned over 161,000 acres     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An abandoned campfire ignited a wildfire this week on Mount Lemmon in southern Arizona while fire restrictions were in effect, forest service officials said. The fire started Thursday about ...

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Arizona East Desert Fire 100% Contained

Wildfire is believed to be human-caused     CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — A brush fire that threatened dozens of homes and caused temporary evacuations is now 100% contained. The fire burned a little over 2 square miles (6 square ...

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Wildfire Forces Evacuation of 150 Homes in Small Arizona Town

At least 55 acres burning in Bagdad     BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in the small town of Bagdad forced the evacuations of 150 homes Thursday and authorities said crews were trying to contain the 55-acre fire by ...

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Containment Increases Around Arizona’s East Desert Fire

Fire is believed to be human caused     PHOENIX (AP) — A wind-whipped brush fire that grew to more than 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) was 70 % contained by Tuesday afternoon and authorities were getting ready to ...

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Containment of Wildfire Near Phoenix at 50%

The latest on the East Desert Fire     CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters have managed to contain much of a big wildfire near Phoenix that was burning across 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) and prompted the evacuation ...

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Hundreds Evacuated as Brush Fire Threatens Homes Near Phoenix

As many as 150 homes evacuated     PHOENIX (AP) — A brush fire that quickly spread to span about 2.3 square miles (6 square kilometers) in the desert hills north of Phoenix early Monday was threatening the town of ...

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Coronado National Forest Sets Restrictions to Prevent Fires

All six national forests in Arizona set restrictions     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Another national forest in Arizona is tightening restrictions on various activities to help prevent human-caused wildfires. All six national forests in Arizona in April prohibited campfires ...

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LODD Anniversary: Career Federal Fire Fighter Dies from Injuries Sustained at Arizona Prescribed Burn

Remember the fallen with lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program On May 14, 2003, a career federal fire fighter (the victim) was severely burned while working at a prescribed burn operation. The prescribed burn ...

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