Tag Archives: Arizona

Wildfire Forces Evacuation of 150 Homes in Small Arizona Town

At least 55 acres burning in Bagdad     BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in the small town of Bagdad forced the evacuations of 150 homes Thursday and authorities said crews were trying to contain the 55-acre fire by ...

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Containment Increases Around Arizona’s East Desert Fire

Fire is believed to be human caused     PHOENIX (AP) — A wind-whipped brush fire that grew to more than 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) was 70 % contained by Tuesday afternoon and authorities were getting ready to ...

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Containment of Wildfire Near Phoenix at 50%

The latest on the East Desert Fire     CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters have managed to contain much of a big wildfire near Phoenix that was burning across 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) and prompted the evacuation ...

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Hundreds Evacuated as Brush Fire Threatens Homes Near Phoenix

As many as 150 homes evacuated     PHOENIX (AP) — A brush fire that quickly spread to span about 2.3 square miles (6 square kilometers) in the desert hills north of Phoenix early Monday was threatening the town of ...

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Coronado National Forest Sets Restrictions to Prevent Fires

All six national forests in Arizona set restrictions     TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Another national forest in Arizona is tightening restrictions on various activities to help prevent human-caused wildfires. All six national forests in Arizona in April prohibited campfires ...

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LODD Anniversary: Career Federal Fire Fighter Dies from Injuries Sustained at Arizona Prescribed Burn

Remember the fallen with lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program On May 14, 2003, a career federal fire fighter (the victim) was severely burned while working at a prescribed burn operation. The prescribed burn ...

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Arizona’s Tonto National Forest Increases Fire Restrictions

A potential fine of up to $5,000     The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Rising temperatures and dried-out grass have pushed a national forest outside Phoenix into further fire restrictions. Tonto National Forest supervisor Neil Bosworth said enacting State ...

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Hiring: Forestry Technician (Wildland Firefighter), Department of Interior, Arizona

Position closes on Dec.31, 2020   Duties Summary This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent, Colorado River Agency in Parker, Arizona. The purpose of this announcement is to fill a Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Technician), filled under ...

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Three National Forests in Arizona Prohibit Recreational Shooting

Forests are experiencing an increase in drying trends     PHOENIX (AP) — Recreational shooting is being temporarily prohibited in three national forests in Arizona in a move that officials say is aimed at reducing the wildfire threat. The Southwestern ...

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NFFF IC to IC Discussion: Yarnell Hill Fire with Chief Eric Kriwer

Insight into what happens when an incident commander suffers a LODD     National Fallen Firefighters Foundation   The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation launched its Incident Commander-to-Incident Commander (IC to IC) Network in 2020 to support incident commanders involved in ...

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