Arizona Wildfires

The Telegraph Fire consumed more than 180,000 acres southeast of Superior, Arizona, in June 2021. (...
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Federal officials unveil 10-year strategy to mitigate wildfires in Arizona, other states

Federal officials on Tuesday unveiled a 10-year strategy to mitigate the growing threat of wildfires in Arizona and other susceptible states.
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Arizona Gov. Ducey’s $14.2 billion budget proposal includes tax credits, border funding

Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday proposed a tax credit for Arizona's working poor, the first time in his eight years of pushing tax cuts that he pitched a benefit targeted at the lowest-income taxpayers.
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Forest Service allots $2.3M to replace infrastructure destroyed by Telegraph Fire

The Tonto National Forest will receive $2.3 million in federal funding to repair infrastructure damaged as a result of the Telegraph Fire.
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Four Peaks Brewing helping restore fire damage of namesake Arizona wilderness

Four Peaks Brewing Co. plans to host multiple cleanup efforts this fall to help restore the Arizona wilderness from which the Tempe business gets its name after the area was ravaged by a wildfire last year.
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Wing reportedly fell off plane before crash that killed 2 Arizona firefighters

Federal authorities investigating the crash of a small plane that killed two firefighters responding to a wildfire in northwestern Arizona included an account of the possibility that the aircraft’s left wing fell off, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday.
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2 national forests in Arizona lift fire restrictions as danger decreases

Two national forests in Arizona dropped fire restrictions Wednesday, citing reduced danger due to recent monsoon activity.
6 months ago
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Forests in Arizona ease fire restrictions following heavy rains

Fire restrictions were relaxed Friday at Tonto National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park following heavy rainfall from recent monsoon storms.
6 months ago
A view of the Tiger Fire from Bumble Bee, Arizona, at sunset on July 12, 2021. (InciWeb Photo)...
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Evacuation orders lifted for Tiger Fire north of Phoenix area

Officials lifted all evacuation orders related to the Tiger Fire north of the Phoenix area on Wednesday morning.
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Flags to fly at half-staff in Arizona for fire personnel who died in plane crash

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday at all state buildings in honor of two wildland firefighting aircraft personnel who died Saturday in a plane crash.
6 months ago
Smoke from area wildfires blankets downtown Spokane, Wash, Saturday, July 10, 2021. (Colin Mulvany/...
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Firefighters make progress against big fires in US West

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of wildfires burned across the torrid U.S. West on Monday, but fire agencies reported some progress in corralling the flames and forecasters predicted a gradual decrease in extreme temperatures. The fires have forced evacuations in numerous areas with scattered homes and tiny communities where some burned houses and other structures […]
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U.S. Forest Service firefighters Chris Voelker, left, and Kyle Jacobson monitor the Sugar Fire, par...
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Heat wave blankets US West as fires rage in several states

Firefighters struggled to contain an exploding Northern California wildfire under blazing temperatures as another heat wave blanketed the West.
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Area near Tiger Fire north of Phoenix warned of potential evacuation

Residents near the Tiger Fire north of the Phoenix area were warned Thursday that more evacuations could be coming.
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Closures on Arizona state land lifting Friday with fire restrictions for some

Arizona forest fire officials said closures on state trust land will be lifted early Friday.
7 months ago
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Multiple national forests in Arizona reopen after rains reduce fire risk

Three national forests in northern Arizona have lifted closures that were implemented last month in response to elevated wildfire risks.
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Arizona Game and Fish advises against giving wildlife food, littering

Wildlife officials advised Friday to those living in or visiting bear country to not feed or leave food accessible to wildlife.
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Fireworks still on across Arizona despite hot and potentially dry July 4

With the pandemic winding down, cities and towns across the state are looking toward a more typical Fourth of July this year – and typical in Arizona means balancing fireworks against the potential for wildfire.
7 months ago
A rainbow spans the sky over the Rafael Fire incident command post. (Megan Jackson Photo via InciWe...
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Rain, progress allow for scaled-back operations at 2 Arizona wildfires

Recent rain and progress in containing two major wildfires that threatened several communities in Arizona's high country are allowing authorities to scale back operations in some areas.
7 months ago
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Parking restrictions placed on Valley trailheads for Fourth of July

Access will be restricted to trailheads in the city of Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves on the Fourth of July to reduce fire danger, officials announced Tuesday.
7 months ago
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‘Orange skies’: Biden raising federal pay to fight wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it is hiring more federal firefighters — and immediately raising their pay — as officials ramp up response efforts in the face of a severe drought that is setting the stage for another destructive summer of intense wildfires across the West. President Joe Biden announced the moves […]
7 months ago
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Ducey orders flags to half-staff to honor 19 killed in 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered flags on state buildings to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday to honor the firefighters killed while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire eight years ago.
7 months ago
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Here’s the latest on Arizona’s most disruptive active wildfires

As wildfire season rages on across Arizona, here’s an updated look at the state's most disruptive active blazes.
7 months ago
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Last remaining Backbone Fire road closure lifted as containment grows

The last remaining highway closure related to the Backbone Fire near Strawberry was lifted Tuesday as crews continued to gain control of the situation, authorities said.
7 months ago
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Evacuations lifted for Wyrick Fire in Heber-Overgaard area

Evacuations prompted by the Wyrick Fire in the Heber-Overgaard area earlier this week were lifted Thursday morning.
7 months ago
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3 more national forests in Arizona to close for now over fire concerns

More national forests in Arizona are closing to visitors this week as over a dozen large wildfires continue to tear across the state.
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