Tag Archives: Arizona

Crews Halt Arizona Wildfire

Growth of 15-acre fire halted     PORTAL, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say forward progress has been stopped on a 15-acre wildland fire in southeastern Arizona, but a hiking group has been asked to leave the area as a precaution. ...

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Border Agent Receives Probation for Arizona Wildfire

Agent will also make a PSA about the fire     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Border Patrol agent will have to serve probation for starting a southern Arizona wildfire while he was off duty. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that ...

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Border Patrol Agent Charged in Arizona Wildfire

Wildfire damaged 19 square miles of conservation area     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Border Patrol agent who was off-duty when he sparked a large wildfire last year while target shooting is now facing a misdemeanor charge in federal ...

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Wildfire Smoke Over Arizona Expected to Lessen

Wildfire has been burning since late July     SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Smoke from a wildfire that’s shrouded parts of northern Arizona is expected to lessen this week. The lightning-caused wildfire has been burning in a rugged area near ...

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Photos: California Delta Fire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — An explosive wildfire that closed down dozens of miles of a major California freeway nearly tripled in size overnight, just weeks after a nearby blaze that left neighborhoods in ruins and killed eight people, officials said ...

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Utility Union Benefits from California Wildfire Legislation

Others call the measure a bailout for PG&E     By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Utility workers would get protections for their jobs, salaries, benefits and pensions as part of a measure allowing California power ...

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Flagstaff Continues Forest Thinning Project

Project covers over 50 square miles     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The next phase of a forest thinning project on Flagstaff’s northwest side is expected to begin in the coming week and continue into late September. The Arizona Daily ...

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Pilot Makes Forced Landing at Washington Wildfire

Amphibious tanker made a forced landing     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot who was fighting a wildfire in northeast Washington has survived a plane crash. A post on the Northeast Washington Fire Information Facebook page says ...

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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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