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    (CNN)Arizona's governor has deployed the state's National Guard to assist with flooding relief and mitigation over the weekend in Coconino County, he announced Saturday.Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, said on Twitter 30 National Guard members will be on the ground on Saturday afternoon to help with flooding mitigation measures such as filling sandbags. On Sunday,...
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — As Jason Nez scans rugged mountains, high desert and cliffsides for signs of ancient tools and dwellings unique to the U.S. Southwest, he keeps in mind that they’re part of a bigger picture. And, fire is not new to them. “They have been burned many, many times, and that’s healthy,”...
    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. 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 University and the observatory where...
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The northern Arizona city of Flagstaff is synonymous with mountains — lush with ponderosa pines, meadows, and hiking trails that are a usual respite from the desert heat. Now, parts of them are burning yet again this year, fueled by winds that grounded air resources Monday. Fire crews were anticipating more...
    (CNN)Wildfires continue to burn across the southwest with two blazes in New Mexico merging to form a perimeter of more than 180 miles Sunday, according to firefighters.The Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak fires have combined -- burning a collective 54,004 acres -- and the flames were 12% contained Sunday night, New Mexico Fire Information said.It's...
    (CNN)Evacuation orders have been lifted for neighborhoods affected by the Tunnel Fire, which has burned just over 21,000 acres of land, according to InciWeb, a US clearinghouse for wildfire information.The fire has been burning across northern Arizona's Coconino County for nearly a week and is only 3% contained as of Sunday, the latest InciWeb report...
    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (WABC) -- More than a dozen wildfires are burning out of control and there's growing worry strong winds could make things even worse.In Arizona, the tunnel fire has already charred more than 32 square miles.Heather and Lance McKay got their newborn and toddler out of the house just moments before it went up...
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Maggie Mulligan said her dogs could sense the panic as she and her husband packed them up and fled a fast-moving wildfire barreling toward their home in northeast New Mexico as they agonized over having to leave their horses behind. “We don’t know what’s next,” she said. “We don’t know if...
    By Felicia Fonseca and Susan Montoya Bryan | Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put numerous small villages in New Mexico in the path of danger, as wind-fueled flames chewed up wide swaths of tinder dry forest and grassland and towering plumes of smoke...
    A wildfire spreading in Arizona has destroyed two dozen buildings and forced hundreds of evacuations. High winds are pushing the Tunnel fire, which is burning north of Flagstaff, Arizona, in a northeast direction, across U.S. Highway 89, according to forest officials. People have evacuated more than 750 homes since the fire started on Sunday....
    The U.S Forest Service announced the cancellation of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), prompting criticism from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and U.S. Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema. “The Forest Service blindsided Arizonans with their decision to cancel the long-awaited 4FRI contract,” Kelly said in a press release. “This is unacceptable and is only...
    TEMPERATURES in Death Valley hit 130F on Saturday as Americans across the West Coast were scorched by the blistering heat which triggered devastating wildfires. The Californian desert region saw its hottest day since 1913 as National Weather Service confirmed the reading. 5Homes across the West Coast were hit by blistering temperatures, triggering devastating wildfiresCredit: AP...
    FIREFIGHTERS across the West are scrambling to contain growing wildfires as the Oregon Bootleg fire has grown to cover 143,000 acres and two firefighters in Arizona were killed fighting the blaze. Oregon is facing dangerous conditions as the Bootleg fire has entered its fifth day and has eaten up 143,607 acres of the Fremont-Winema National...
    TWO firefighters died while fighting an Arizona wildfire from the skies when their plane crashed as they performed aerial reconnaissance on the blaze. Authorities said the crash occurred around noon on Saturday as the firefighters monitored the Cedar Basin Fire from the sky. 1The plane crash occurred as firefighters attempted to monitor the...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Firefighters from the Denver Fire Department are traveling across the West this summer fighting wildfires. Forty of the more than 208 members of the Denver Fire Department Wildland team have been deployed. (credit: Denver Fire Dept.) The crews are fighting wildland fires in Alaska, Arizona, California, Montana, Utah, Washington and Colorado. The #DFDWildland...
    U.S. President Joe Biden is holding talks Wednesday with a group of governors from eight Western states about wildfire preparedness as much of the region deals with drought.  Biden and other administration officials will be speaking from the White House with the governors joining by video.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters last week the...
    The southwest US is finally facing falling temperatures after a record heatwave sparked wildfires in Arizona and sent Death Valley soaring to 129F. Dangerously high temperatures that have ravaged Western states including California, Nevada and Arizona this week are expected to continue into Sunday, before starting to decline going into the new week. The National...
    People view the sun set as a child drinks from a water bottle on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California as temperatures soar in an early-season heatwave.Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images An extreme heat wave gripping the western United States will intensify and spread this week, creating dangerous conditions amid the...
    (CNN)One of Arizona's largest wildfires has scorched more than 139,000 acres and continues to spread rapidly as weather conditions are expected to remain hot and dry. More than 1,000 people are fighting to tame the Telegraph Fire, burning east of Phoenix, as it has grown and began merging with the neighboring Mescal Fire. Both fires...
    Wildfires in Arizona and California continued to spread Sunday, burning over 1,500 acres of land and causing multiple evacuations, CNN reported.  Intense heat and dry weather have prompted growing wildfires in Arizona and California, burning hundreds of thousands of acres so far this year, according to CNN. The growing heat and lack of rain have...
    The Telegraph Fire burns Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Globe, Ariz. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has called a special session of the Legislature to boost wildfire funding as two large wildfires burn in south-central Arizona. AP Photo/Mark Henle, Pool Officials in Arizona have asked some residents to evacuate as the Telegraph wildfire continued to...
    By Hollie Silverman, Kay Jones and Michael Guy | CNN Multiple wildfires prompted evacuations in California and Arizona over the weekend after quickly charring more than 1,500 acres of land. The region has already seen hundreds of thousands of acres burned as a drought continues to grip the region amid rising temperatures and a strengthening...
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced on Thursday a special legislative session to address the growing wildfires in the state. Ducey delivered a press conference on Thursday at High Desert Middle School in Globe, Arizona, where he said “we will spare no expense when it comes to protecting Arizona communities from wildlife,” Ducey said, according to...
    Gov. Doug Ducey issued declarations of emergency on Wednesday in response to wildfires ravaging two Arizona counties. The emergency declarations will make up to $400,000 available to first responders fighting the Telegraph and Mescal fires, which have burned more than 146,000 acres in Pinal and Gila counties in central and southern Arizona. “Firefighters...
    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has issued Declarations of Emergency in response to two wildfires that have burned more than 146,000 acres in his state, he announced Wednesday. The declarations will provide up to $400,000 for response efforts. "The Declarations of Emergency and Federal Grants will help make sure responders have the necessary resources for response...
    (CNN)The area near where two large wildfires have been growing for days in eastern Arizona is so dry that firefighters trying to tame the blaze have started fires sparked by their own equipment, officials said Tuesday. The Telegraph Fire has burned more than 76,000 acres and the Mescal Fire has scorched more than 65,000 acres,...
    (CNN)Two large wildfires in eastern Arizona continue to grow, but there was progress with one of the blazes in reducing the threat to nearby communities, officials said Tuesday.The Telegraph Fire has burned 71,756 acres and the Mescal Fire has scorched 66,913 acres, according to the Interagency Incident Information Center. While the Mescal Fire has grown...
    (CNN)Two growing wildfires in eastern Arizona have burned more than 109,000 acres as of Monday afternoon, according to officials at the interagency Incident Information Center. The Telegraph Fire has scorched 56,626 acres in and near the southern edge of Tonto National Forest and is 0% contained, according to Incident Commander Dave Bales. He said the...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Two major wildfires burning in Arizona are putting a lot of smoke into the atmosphere in the southwest United States. Both fires are to the east of Phoenix. The Mescal Fire has scorched more than 52,000 acres southeast of Globe. The Telegraph Fire has burned more than 56,000 acres south of the...
    Two wildfires in eastern Arizona have burned more than 60,000 acres and forced hundreds of people to evacuate from the area. One fire, dubbed the Telegraph Fire, has scorched more than 34,300 acres near the southern part of Tonto National Forest, CNN reports. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office warned residents of the 250-person Top-of-the-World community to evacuate,...
    (CNN)Two wildfires burning Sunday in the hills and mountains of eastern Arizona have scorched more than 60,000 acres and prompted evacuation orders for hundreds of people, officials said.One -- the Telegraph Fire -- has burned more than 34,300 acres in and near the southern edge of Tonto National Forest, some 60 miles east of Phoenix,...
    Arizona inmates are working to help battle raging wildfires rapidly spreading across the state this week. The inmates are being used to aid suppression efforts and fuel mitigation, FOX10 Phoenix reported Wednesday, noting that 2021's wildfire season has been extremely active very early.  Arizona Department. of Forestry and Fire Management public affairs officer Tiffany Davila told...
    A pair of wildfires burning in Arizona have forced thousands to evacuate as firefighters continue to battle the blazes. One fire, the Tussock Fire, threatened the towns of Horse Thief, Minihaha and Fort Misery, prompting mandatory evacuation orders for those areas. "There is significant danger to you, gather necessary items and go," read a Facebook...
    President Trump is making a rare West Coast swing Monday, as wildfires ravage California, Oregon and Washington. Mr. Trump is participating in a briefing on the wildfires in McClellan Park, California, an event closed to the press.  The fires have killed at least 35 from California to Washington state, and hundreds of thousands have been...
    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona National Guard has sent three helicopters and 30 soldiers to help fight wildfires in California. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters departed Friday from the Guard's base in Phoenix. Officials said the deployment is expected to last about two weeks. The assistance was requested by the California Office of Emergency Services,...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old state law that guarantees press virtually unfettered access to disaster sites in evacuated areas that are off-limits to the public. That’s not the case everywhere as rules about media access...
    By JANIE HAR and FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old state law that guarantees press virtually unfettered access to disaster sites in evacuated areas that are off-limits to the public. That's not...
    A wildfire that has burned 8,600 acres and forced the evacuation of half a Southern California city was sparked by a pyrotechnic device at a gender reveal party, fire investigators announced Sunday. The El Dorado Fire, in San Bernardino County, is not the first large wildfire to result from a misguided attempt to announce the...
    GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — A main travel route between metro Phoenix and eastern Arizona's White Mountains remained closed Saturday as firefighters fought lightning-sparked wildfires burning brush and grass in rugged hill country. A 57-mile (92-kilometer) stretch of U.S. 60 was closed northeast of Globe on Thursday because one of the fires had crossed the highway....
    PHOENIX (AP) — This year’s wildfire season has been an extra challenging one for firefighters. Not only have crews had to battle some massive fires around Arizona, they have had to deal with changes in their routine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-pandemic firefighters had their own way of life including routine morning briefings, respectful...
    A TERRIFYING river of black sludge has been captured flooding through the rural US in shocking footage. A short video posted to social media shows a rapid stream of muck and debris ploughing down a mountain biking track in Pima County, Arizona. 4A debris flow was filmed steaming over a bike track in Arizona last...
    A man keeps cool as he sits in the fountain at Washington Square Park in New York City.Getty Images A potentially historic heat wave is expected to hit the U.S. in the first several weeks of July, with temperatures forecast to be up to 15 degrees above normal over parts of the Great Lakes as...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters made some progress Monday against major wildfires across Arizona. Crews were fighting fires in the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado National Forest overlooking Tucson, in the Tonto National Forest northeast of metro Phoenix, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in northeast Arizona and in the Kaibab National Forest north of...
    More than 2,000 firefighters on Saturday battled three major wildfires burning in forested mountains and desert hills in national forests across Arizona. Crews fought fires in the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado National Forest overlooking Tucson, in the Tonto National Forest northeast of metro Phoenix and in the Kaibab National Forest north of the...
    (CNN)As coronavirus cases in Arizona hit a new record high, the state is facing another serious threat: wildfires, with several large blazes stoked by extreme heat and drought burning not far from three of its largest cities.Scientists say the fires are an ominous start to what could be a very active fire season in the...
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