Tag Archives: Arizona

Fire Crews Gain Handle on Arizona Wildfire

Officials begin to release some fire crews Smoke billows into the air as seen east of Arizona Highway 83 while crews battle a wildfire burning in southeastern Arizona near Sonoita, Ariz., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Wind is driving a wildfire ...

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Arizona Wildfire Investigation Looks at Border Agent

Recreational shooting linked to large wildfire   PAUL DAVENPORT and WALTER BERRY, Associated Press An off-duty Border Patrol agent is being investigated for possibly starting a large wildfire in southern Arizona while target shooting last weekend, authorities said Thursday. Border ...

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Management Team Upgrade at Arizona Wildfire

Type 2 team now managing the Sawmill Fire   GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — The interagency team battling a wildfire that has burned 23 square miles (59.5 sq. kilometers) of grass and brush in southern Arizona is being upgraded. State ...

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1,500 Acres Burn Near Arizona’s Madera Canyon

12 people evacuated from Santa Rita Ranch   Arizona Daily Star Tucson, Ariz. – A fire reported at noon Sunday just north of Madera Canyon and about 10 miles east of Green Valley mushroomed into 1,500 acres by evening and ...

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Arizona Officials See Greater Wildfire Danger

Call for public to be diligent in preventing fires   CLARICE SILBER, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A wet spring that led to a brisk growing season means a greater risk of wildfire in Arizona’s southern deserts and grasslands as ...

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Arizona Court Rules on Duty to Protect Property in Naturally Caused Wildfires

Appeals court says state has no legal duty   PAUL DAVENPORT, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A court ruling in lawsuits stemming from a fire that devastated a rural Arizona community and killed 19 elite firefighters says the state doesn’t ...

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Former Hotshot Files Lawsuit over Arizona Wildfire Tragedy

Supervisor claims material is being concealed Image from Granite Mountain Hotshot Christopher MacKenzie’s video clips shortly after 4:00 p.m. on June 30, 2013.   PHOENIX (AP) — A former hotshot supervisor in Payson has sued the federal government over the ...

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NIOSH LODD Report: Wildland Firefighter Dies during Pack Test

Wildland firefighter dies from hyperthermia in Arizona test On June 6, 2015, a 30-year-old male seasonal wildland fire fighter (FF) was completing the arduous duty work capacity test (“pack test”). After walking 3 miles with a 45-pound pack in 40 ...

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Memorial Park Dedicated to Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots

19 firefighters died in 2013 fighting a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona   BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) — A memorial park and a hiking trail were dedicated Tuesday to 19 elite Arizona wildland firefighters who died in 2013 ...

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