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

June 22, 2021 11:12 am Source: 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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U.S. West Faces Record Heat and Intensifying Risk of Wildfires

June 16, 2021 4:36 pm Source: Excessive heat stretched from southeast California across Arizona and Nevada and into New Mexico   In this photo provided by the Custer Gallatin National Forest, the Robertson Draw fire burns near Red Lodge, Mont., on Monday, June 14, 2021. Authorities warned of extreme wildfire danger in Montana and Wyoming Tuesday as a…

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Wildfires Smolder Across Drought-Stricken Southwest

June 10, 2021 3:52 pm Source: The drought, coupled with rising temperatures, has led to widespread fire restrictions   In this photo provided by Joseph Pacheco, a wildfire is seen burning in Globe, Ariz., on Monday, June 7, 2021. Firefighters in Arizona were fighting Tuesday to gain a foothold into a massive wildfire, one of two that has…

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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Closes Due to Burnout

June 7, 2021 3:34 pm Source: Crews doing a burnout to keep wildfire from monument     SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in southwestern New Mexico is closed to the public while crews conduct a burnout operation to reduce the risk of a wildfire burning toward the monument and the nearby community…

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Crews Work to Reinforce Lines at New Mexico’s Johnson Fire

June 4, 2021 7:59 pm Source: Lightning-caused fire has burned over 38,000 acres   (InciWeb photo)   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument will close this weekend while crews continue efforts to contain a wildfire in the Gila National Forest. The National Park Service said Thursday that the Cliff Dwellings will shut down…

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Wyoming Smokejumper Dies of Injuries Suffered Fighting New Mexico Wildfire

June 3, 2021 6:55 pm Source: Hart suffered a hard fall at the Eicks Fire   (United States Forest Service)   BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming smokejumper has died of injuries suffered last month while fighting a wildfire in New Mexico, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday. Tim Hart of Cody, Wyoming, suffered a hard fall on…

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NIFC: Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook, June 2021

June 2, 2021 2:19 pm Source: Drought continues for much of the western U.S.   (National Interagency Fire Center)   National Interagency Fire Center Deep snow cover persists in the eastern Northwest Territories and extreme northern Saskatchewan. In other regions, snow is either gone or roughly follows the mean snowmelt trend for this time of year. Most provinces,…

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Hotshot Critically Injured Fighting New Mexico Wildfire

May 25, 2021 8:40 pm Source: Firefighter injured fighting the Eicks Fire in Hidalgo County   (InciWeb)   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A wildland firefighter was critically injured while fighting a wildfire on private land in southwestern New Mexico near the U.S.-Mexico border, state officials said Tuesday. The firefighter works for the U.S. Forest Service and was…

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Grim Western Wildfire Season Starts Drier Than 2020 Record

May 24, 2021 7:49 pm Source: “It’s like having gasoline out there,”   FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, flames lick above vehicles on Highway 162 as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, Calif. Scientists say the outlook for the western U.S. fire season is grim because it’s starting far drier than 2020’s record-breaking fire…

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