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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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Arizona Feels Brunt of Wildfire Activity Across the U.S. West

June 22, 2021 11:12 am Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/22/arizona-feels-brunt-of-wildfire-activity-across-the-u-s-west/ More land has burned across Arizona so far to date   The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office blocks off a U.S. Forest Service Road outside of Flagstaff, Ariz., on Monday, June 21, 2021. Dozens of wildfires were burning in hot, dry conditions across the U.S. West, including a blaze touched off by lightning…

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Heat, Wildfire Bake Southwest States

June 21, 2021 1:04 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/21/heat-wildfire-bake-southwest-states/ Zero containment on fire between Phoenix and Flagstaff   FILE – In this Tuesday, June 15, 2021, file photo, a pedestrian holds a bottle of cold water at a Salvation Army hydration station during a heatwave as temperatures hit 115-degrees in Phoenix. The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, June 19, and…

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Arizona Governor Signs $100M Wildfire Funding Plan

June 21, 2021 12:53 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/21/arizona-governor-signs-100m-wildfire-funding-plan/ Bill includes using inmates to clear brush     By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed a bill rushed through in a special legislative session that provides $100 million in funding this year to battle wildfires, react to the damage they cause and to…

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Arizona Lawmakers Advance $100M Fire Fund

June 21, 2021 12:10 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/21/arizona-lawmakers-advance-100m-fire-fund/ Fires have been burning with increasing frequency across Arizona     By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature advanced bills Wednesday creating a $100 million fund to respond to a wildfire emergency after hearing dire warnings from state officials and praise from worried leaders of rural counties and…

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