Tag Archives: Arizona

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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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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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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Arizona Fire Season Ramped Up Due to Humans, Weather

75,000 acres burned already     PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s wildfire season is already in high gear, thanks in large part to human carelessness but also weather conditions last winter that produced an abundance of vegetation now serving as fire ...

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Wildfire East of Phoenix Causes Evacuations

Fire burned at least 33 square miles     QUEEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — An evacuation order was issued Tuesday for some residents of Queen Valley east of Phoenix as crews continued to battle a lightning-caused wildfire. Tonto National Forest ...

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Arizona Ranch Fire Burns 100 Acres

Fire has destroyed two structures     CONGRESS, Ariz. (AP) — A human-caused wildfire burning Wednesday in north-central Arizona near the small town of Congress has forced some evacuations, authorities said. Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said the ...

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Juveniles Accused of Starting Arizona Wildfire

65 acres burned in Bagdad     BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — Five juveniles are accused of starting a wildfire in Yavapai County that forced the evacuation of 150 homes, authorities said The fire burned 65 acres in the small town ...

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Abandoned Campfire Causes Wildfire North of Tucson

Wildfire burned over 161,000 acres     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An abandoned campfire ignited a wildfire this week on Mount Lemmon in southern Arizona while fire restrictions were in effect, forest service officials said. The fire started Thursday about ...

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Arizona East Desert Fire 100% Contained

Wildfire is believed to be human-caused     CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — A brush fire that threatened dozens of homes and caused temporary evacuations is now 100% contained. The fire burned a little over 2 square miles (6 square ...

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