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Forward Progress of Arizona Wildfire Stopped

Wildfire has burned 170 acres     CLINTS WELL, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say firefighters have stopped the forward progress of a wildfire that prompted dozens of homes in a north-central Arizona forest to be put on pre-evacuation notice. The ...

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Fire Fears Force Land Closures in Arizona

Many parts of the West are dealing with drought     By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring’s boots as he hiked a half-mile into ...

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Flagstaff Patrols Fire Risks from the Air

Aircraft patrols will run until bans are lifted     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Flagstaff are stepping up efforts to look for wildfire risks from the air. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Flagstaff police are ...

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Arizona Officials Close Forest Lands as Wildfire Danger Looms

Temporary closings in drought-parched state     By PAUL DEVENPORT and ASTRID GALVAN, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Tourists and the residents of Arizona mountain towns that rely on them won’t have access to parts of some national forests this ...

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Wildfire Burns in Arizona’s Chiricahua National Monument

Hot shot crews on the scene     WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) — The Chiricahua National Monument is closed because of an active wildfire near the Pinery Canyon campgrounds in Cochise County. Authorities say the fire began Saturday afternoon and is ...

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Arizona Viewpoint Fire 80 Percent Contained

Wildfire destroyed two homes and threatened others     CHINO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire that destroyed two homes and threatened hundreds of others in north-central Arizona is now contained around about 80 percent of its perimeter. ...

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Firefighters Deal with Hot, Dry Weather Battling Arizona Wildfire

Wildfire in nearly 80 percent contained     CLINT WELLS, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say hotter and drier weather may affect efforts to battle a large wildfire in north-central Arizona. The weather will also increase the amount of smoke coming ...

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Arizona Wildfire Two-Thirds Contained

Wildfire destroyed 33 residences     CLINTS WELL, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters have containment lines around two-thirds of a 20.4-square mile (52.8-sq. kilometer) wildfire that authorities say destroyed 33 residences and 54 minor structures in north-central Arizona forest. Evacuation orders ...

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Arizona Wildfire Destroys Over 40 Structures

Many homes lost in fire near Clint Wells     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say a week-old wildfire burning in an Arizona forest has destroyed 30 homes and 17 other structures. Fire management officials included the count of destroyed ...

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