Tag Archives: Arizona

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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Arizona Prescribed Burn Causes Highway Accidents

Smoke from fire set to reduce dry brush in Kaibab National Forest caused numerous accidents on I-40 near Parks   PAUL DAVENPORT, Associated Press Thick smoke from a blaze set to reduce wildfire risks blinded motorists Wednesday on the main ...

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