Tag Archives: Arizona

National Forests Across Arizona Impose Campfire Restrictions

Federal court, fines, and possible jail time     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All six national forests around Arizona are imposing campfire restrictions that officials say are intended to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the ...

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Arizona Expects Higher Wildfire Activity in Areas with Grass Growth

Conditions very similar to those of 2019 when 1,827 wildland fires burned nearly 625 square miles     By PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say conditions in Arizona this year point toward a potential for high wildfire ...

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Surprise, AZ SVI Type VI Wildland Unit

A new wildland rig for Surprise   SVIweb – When spec’ing its new SVI-built Type 6 Wildland Unit, the Surprise, AZ Fire-Medical Department chose a Dodge Ram 5500 4×4 Crew Cab, powered by a 6.7L I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel. This ...

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Grand Canyon National Park Closes to Visitors Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt approved park’s request     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon closed indefinitely to visitors Wednesday, joining other national parks seeking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Staff at ...

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Spark from Rock Strike Likely Cause of Arizona Wildfire

Fire cost $10 million to suppress     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An excavator used to clear out parts of a northern Arizona forest to help prevent wildfires struck a rock, likely sparking a blaze ...

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Northern Arizona Wildfire Containment Grows

Wildfire has burned more then three square miles     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire burning in a northern Arizona mountain pass now is 46% contained. That figure released Sunday is up from 35% Saturday. Fire officials ...

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Wildfire North of Grand Canyon Burns Excess Vegetation

Officials say firefighters have made “excellent progress.”     FREDONIA, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire being allowed to burn on the Arizona Strip north of the Grand Canyon has grown to 2.6 square miles (7 square kilometers) within a much ...

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Arizona Wildfire Holds Steady in Mountain Pass

Crews are working to bolster containment lines     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning in a northern Arizona mountain pass is holding steady. Fire officials said Friday the blaze grew modestly overnight. It has scorched more than 3 ...

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