Tag Archives: Arizona

Spark from Rock Strike Likely Cause of Arizona Wildfire

Fire cost $10 million to suppress     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An excavator used to clear out parts of a northern Arizona forest to help prevent wildfires struck a rock, likely sparking a blaze ...

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Northern Arizona Wildfire Containment Grows

Wildfire has burned more then three square miles     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire burning in a northern Arizona mountain pass now is 46% contained. That figure released Sunday is up from 35% Saturday. Fire officials ...

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Wildfire North of Grand Canyon Burns Excess Vegetation

Officials say firefighters have made “excellent progress.”     FREDONIA, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire being allowed to burn on the Arizona Strip north of the Grand Canyon has grown to 2.6 square miles (7 square kilometers) within a much ...

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Arizona Wildfire Holds Steady in Mountain Pass

Crews are working to bolster containment lines     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning in a northern Arizona mountain pass is holding steady. Fire officials said Friday the blaze grew modestly overnight. It has scorched more than 3 ...

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Fire Crews Try to Keep Blaze from Arizona Homes

Thousands of people were told to prepare to evacuate     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Crews on Monday were trying to keep a wildfire in a popular Arizona vacation area from homes and a ski ...

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Evacuation Notice for Areas North of Flagstaff

Over 100 firefighters are battling the wildfire     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An evacuation notice has been issued for some recreational areas as firefighters battle a growing wildfire north of Flagstaff. U.S. Forest Service officials say the fire was ...

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