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Warm, Dry, Breezy Weather to Challenge Fire Crews in AZ

June 16, 2022 6:56 pm Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/06/16/warm-dry-breezy-weather-to-challenge-fire-crews-in-az/ FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Fire crews battling a pair of wildfires in northern Arizona were expecting some growth Thursday because of warm, dry and breezy conditions, officials said. Both blazes were moving through grass, brush and pine trees on the northern outskirts of Flagstaff, a mountainous city that’s home to Northern Arizona…

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‘Wall of fire’ Forces Evacuations Near Flagstaff (AZ)

April 20, 2022 2:12 pm Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/04/20/wall-of-fire-forces-evacuations-near-flagstaff-az/ FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Heavy winds kicked up a towering wall of flames outside a northern Arizona tourist town Tuesday, ripping through two-dozen structures and sending residents of more than 700 homes scrambling to flee. Flames as high as 100 feet (30 meters) raced through an area of scattered homes, dry grass…

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Wing Reportedly Fell Off Plane Before AZ Crash That Killed Firefighters

July 28, 2021 8:52 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/07/28/wing-reportedly-fell-off-plane-before-az-crash-that-killed-firefighters/ On July 14, 2021, flags at Bureau of Land Management facilities in the State of Arizona were lowered to half-staff in honor of Matthew Miller and Jeff Piechura, who were killed while conducting visual reconnaissance and aviation command and control over the Cedar Basin Fire. Photo by Bureau of Land Management –…

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Two Killed in Plane Crash Responding to AZ Wildfire

July 12, 2021 7:16 am Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/07/12/two-killed-in-plane-crash-responding-to-az-wildfire/ WIKIEUP, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities on Sunday were at the scene of the crash of a small plane that killed two crew members responding to a wildfire in northwestern Arizona. Both people aboard the Beechcraft King Air C-90 aircraft died in Saturday’s crash. The state Bureau of Land Management on Sunday…

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Fear of Wildfires Forces Forest Closures Across Arizona

June 24, 2021 11:47 am Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/24/fear-of-wildfires-forces-forest-closures-across-arizona/ High fire danger and resources running thin   Coconino National Forest employee Amber Wong checks on the road signs outside Flagstaff, Ariz., on Wednesday June 23, 2021. The Coconino National Forest is one of a handful of forests in Arizona that closed this week amid high fire danger as resources are stretched…

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Western Wildfires Force Evacuations, Shut Down Recreation

June 23, 2021 2:48 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/23/western-wildfires-force-evacuations-shut-down-recreation/ More large wildfires were burning in Arizona than anywhere else in the country   Backbone Fire, June 21, 2021. (InciWeb photo)   By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in northern Arizona crept closer to the region’s largest city Tuesday, threatening to force people from their homes. The…

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U.S. Wildfire Officials See Increasing Demand for Firefighters

June 23, 2021 10:22 am Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/23/u-s-wildfire-officials-see-increasing-demand-for-firefighters/ 47 large fires are currently burning across the U.S.   In this photo provided by the California Interagency Willow Fire Incident, smoke rises from the Willow Fire near Big Sur, Calif., on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Dozens of wildfires were burning in hot, dry conditions across the U.S. West. In California, firefighters…

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