Author Archives: Bill Carey

Tucson-Area Foothills Residents Urged to Prepare to Evacuate

“Significant danger” in Pima County     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County authorities have advised residents of foothills area on the northern outskirts of metro Tucson to be prepared to evacuate because of a lightning-sparked wildfire in nearby mountains. ...

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Wildfires Erupt as California Sees Hot, Dry Weather

Several fires across the state     SAN DIEGO (AP) — Firefighters were making progress battling several fires Wednesday that had burned through more than 13 square miles (32 square kilometers) of dry brush at Southern California’s Camp Pendleton Marine ...

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Northern Arizona Forests Tighten Fire Restrictions

Limits in Coconino and Kaibab national forests     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — National forests in northern Arizona are expanding fire restrictions because of dry conditions ahead of the anticipated arrival of the monsoon season. Campfires have been prohibited across ...

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Wildfire Closes 39-Mile Stretch of Highway in Rural Arizona

Fire has burned 800 acres of timber and brush     MORENCI, Ariz. (AP) — A 39-mile stretch of a scenic highway in a sparsely populated part of eastern Arizona is closed due to a lightning-sparked wildfire burning in the ...

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California Simmers in Spring Heat Wave, Raising Fire Concern

Coast took a summerlike appearance     LOS ANGELES (AP) — California simmered in a spring heat wave Tuesday as high pressure cleared skies and pushed away cooling influences. “June Gloom? Not today,” the National Weather Service office for San ...

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Wind Fuels Two Wildfires Outside of Tucson

Two wildfires in Oro Valley     ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters were battling two separate wildfires Monday in a mountainous area outside of Tucson. Authorities in the town of Oro Valley said crews made slight progress on a ...

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Camp Pendleton Prescribed Burn

Improving habitat on the base     Camp Pendleton – Firefighters with the Camp Pendleton Fire Department conduct a prescribed burn in the Juliet Training Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 23, 2020. Firefighters with CPFD are ...

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Alaska Interagency COVID-19, PPE Training

Hygiene and PPE donning and doffing     Alaska DNR DOF – This video produced by the Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Medic Program explains what COVID-19 is, its signs and symptoms, how it spreads, how to prevent the spread and ...

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Windy, Dry Weather Raises California Fire Danger

Several fire across the region     LOS ANGELES (AP) — Windy, dry weather raised fire danger in California on Monday. The National Weather Service issued Red Flag warnings for Los Angeles and Ventura counties and for the southern Sacramento ...

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Firefighters Battle Two Wildfires in Northern California

Structures destroyed in fire north of Vacaville     VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — One evacuation order was lifted Sunday after firefighters gained the upper hand on a wildfire that destroyed three structures and threatened another 100 in a rural community, ...

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