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Planes from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport help in firefight
VIDEO: Planes taking off from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport are helping fight fires around the state. Each day, crews analyze overnight fire data to decide which fire needs the resources from the air. Crews at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport say it can't be stated enough how important aircraft fighting fires are because they can get through the rugged terrain fire crews on the ground can't.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2021 6:19:06 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 23 Jun 2021 01:19:06 GMT



Fireworks a concern as Arizona wildfires grow
VIDEO: As nearly two dozen fires burn across Arizona, fire officials worry upcoming plans to celebrate the Fourth of July could threaten areas near the Valley. "Resources are stretched extremely thin," said Cave Creek Deputy Fire Chief Jim Ford. "If we end up having more fires or more incidents, we’re not going to be able to get the resources that we need there for those fires.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2021 6:53:18 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:53:18 GMT



Verde Lakes and Beasley Flats placed on 'ready' evacuation status
Verde Lakes and Beasley Flats areas have been placed on “ready” status for evacuation due to threats from the Backbone Fire. The fire, which was ignited by lightning about 11 miles west of Pine on June 16, has now burned around 32,757 acres, according to InciWeb. The communities of Fossil Creek, Childs, Verde Lakes and Beasley Flats were told to prepare for evacuation on Tuesday, June 22.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2021 1:04:53 AM - SOURCE: Camp Verde Journal/Cottonwood Journal Extra
Posted on Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:04:53 GMT



Out-of-state hiker dies below Grand Canyon's South Kaibab Trailhead
An out-of-state hiker has died at the Grand Canyon, National Park officials announced Wednesday. The incident occurred around 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday below the South Kaibab Trailhead. Officials say bystanders started CPR on the hiker, identified as 60-year-old William Smith of Oswego, Illinois, but emergency crews were unable to successfully continue resuscitation efforts.
- PUB DATE: 6/23/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Interstate 10 partly reopens east of Tucson after Walnut wildfire closure
Walnut Fire expands to nearly 7,000 acres near Texas Canyon, prompts evacuations in rural area. One lane of Interstate 10 has reopened in each direction Tuesday evening after the Walnut Fire forced a closure of the highway between Tucson and Willcox, as the fire chewed through more than 6,800 acres of chaparral and grass in the desert northeast of Benson, Ariz.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2021 5:27:47 PM - SOURCE: Tucson Sentinel
Posted on Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:27:47 GMT



Resources are thin as more than 20 wildfires burn in Arizona
VIDEO: More than 240,000 acres are burning across the state as thousands of firefighters are on the frontlines, bouncing from one fire to the next. "It's safe to say there's thousands of firefighter personnel that are working these fires, then you have to include the overhead. So thousands of people are assigned to all of these incidents across the state," said Tiffany Davila, the public affairs officer for the Department of Forestry and Fire Management.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2021 11:16:50 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 22 Jun 2021 06:16:50 GMT



Rafael Fire tops 24,000 acres in Prescott National Forest, causes nearby evacuations
A fire burning through the north end of the Prescott National Forest has caused nearby communities to evacuate, fire officials said. The wildfire, named the Rafael Fire, has burned 24,064 acres and is 0% contained as of Tuesday morning, officials said. The wildfire was one of eight fires ignited in the same area after a lightning storm passed through the north end of the Prescott National Forest on Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 22 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Extreme fire conditions in Northern Arizona keep residents on full alert
Extreme fire conditions have northern Arizona residents on extreme edge. With existing fires since early in the month and now a breakout of several new lightning-caused fires having broken out over the weekend near Heber, residents are praying for a swift relief from the monsoons. The lightning-caused Backbone Fire, moving painfully close to Pine and Strawberry, has now burned approximately 24,198 acres as of Sunday evening, with 0% containment.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2021 6:02:48 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:02:48 GMT



Wyrick Fire near Heber: Evacuations ordered, highways closed
Another wildfire that started on Saturday, June 19 is prompting evacuations near Heber, Arizona. The Wyrick Fire is at 7,101 acres and 0% containment. The lighting-caused wildfire is located seven miles northwest of Heber, Arizona in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The Navajo County Board of Supervisors have voted to declare a state of emergency due to the fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2021 8:25:40 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 21 Jun 2021 15:25:40 GMT



Man accused of setting fire to Arizona Democratic Party headquarters released from hospital, booked into jail
The man accused of setting fire to the Arizona Democratic Party headquarters in Phoenix last summer was released from a hospital and booked into jail on Friday. Matthew Egler, 30, had been in the hospital seeking treatment since he was initially arrested, court documents said. During the early hours of July 24, 2020, a fire was started at the Democratic Party headquarters building on Central Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 22 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Tucson Fire Department responds to 58 heat-related calls in one week
VIDEO: This month more than half of the heat-related calls pouring into the Tucson Fire Department happened in the last seven days. “The Tucson Fire Department has responded to about 90 heat-related calls, but in the last seven days we've responded to 58 calls,” said Micahel Colaianni. Tucson Fire said a majority of the heat-related calls are right here in the downtown area and it’s impacting some of our community’s most vulnerable.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2021 5:48:14 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 22 Jun 2021 00:48:14 GMT



Phoenix firefighter suffers heat-related injuries while battling 1st alarm house fire
A Phoenix firefighter has been hospitalized after a first alarm house fire in northeast Phoenix Saturday morning. Phoenix firefighters say Phoenix and Scottsdale firefighters responded after receiving reports of smoke coming out of a home near Tatum Boulevard and Deer Valley Road just before 11:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2021 4:02:27 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Sat, 19 Jun 2021 23:02:27 GMT



Peoria Fire unveils new boat to perform rescues on Lake Pleasant
VIDEO: Many people will be heading to Lake Pleasant this 4th of July in the hot weather, and the Peoria Fire Department is getting ready for the rush with a brand new boat. Peoria Fire has to patrol about 50 square miles of Lake Pleasant. They have to be ready for anything and everything, and that's why they say this boat is such a vital tool.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2021 3:46:35 PM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Sat, 19 Jun 2021 22:46:35 GMT



Backbone Fire keeps spreading, evacuation orders remain in place
The Backbone Fire, which has prompted evacuation orders for communities northwest of Payson, continued spreading overnight, authorities said Monday morning. The blaze expanded to 32,757 acres with zero containment, according to the latest incident command update, up from 24,198 acres reported Sunday night.
- PUB DATE: 6/20/2021 11:13:36 PM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Mon, 21 Jun 2021 06:13:36 GMT



Arizona wildfire map: What's burning in the Grand Canyon State
Authorities are battling multiple fires throughout the Grand Canyon State as Arizona's wildfire season ramps up. Fire departments this year are already battling fires during what experts predict will be just as destructive of a season as last year, if not more. Wildfires in Arizona burned the most acres of land in 2020 than any other year in the past decade, according to data from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2021 8:25:40 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 21 Jun 2021 15:25:40 GMT



Region: Fire crews fight recurring flames and scorching temperatures in Virgin River Gorge
At around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, a motorist traveling southbound on I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge reportedly sparked a brush fire when he pulled over to inspect his vehicle. As the flames spread down to the dry creek bed below, fire crews from multiple nearby communities converged to address the incident.
- PUB DATE: 6/19/2021 10:23:35 AM - SOURCE: St. George News
Posted on Sat, 19 Jun 2021 17:23:35 GMT



High winds hinder air attack at Walnut Fire northeast of Benson
The Walnut Fire northeast of Benson has burned more than 260 acres with no containment as of late Sunday, June 20. The fire is burning through heavy, dry vegetation, including grass, brush and chaparral in the Texas Canyon area north of Interstate 10 between Benson and Willcox. It is pushing to the north/northeast, away from Interstate 10, into Mae West Peak.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Phoenix firefighters sent home after hot rescues, ask hikers to think twice before hitting trails
VIDEO: After a week of mountain rescues that sent nearly one dozen firefighters home for health reasons, the Phoenix Fire Department is turning responsibility over to the very people they save. On Monday, the Phoenix Fire Department rescued six hikers from Camelback and Piestewa Peak Mountains. Two days later, on Wednesday, three rescue calls were answered in extreme heat, resulting in the fire department sending nine firefighters home due to health reasons.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2021 11:23:02 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 18 Jun 2021 06:23:02 GMT



Fire damages home in Lake Havasu City
PHOTO: Lake Havasu City firefighters were called Wednesday afternoon to the 2200 block of Seabring Drive after receiving reports of a fire that started in the home’s exterior patio area. Firefighters arrived at the scene and found that the fire had consumed the home’s entire patio, and had possibly spread into the home itself.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2021 8:50:33 AM - SOURCE: Lake Havasu City News-Herald
Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2021 15:50:33 GMT



'Potential deficiencies' flagged at Phoenix recycling plant that caught fire
PHOTO: State investigators say they found "potential deficiencies" at the site of a massive fire at a recycling plant in Phoenix. The fire erupted nearly two weeks ago at Friedman Recycling on Lincoln Street and quickly escalated, requiring the largest response in Phoenix Fire Department history. Crews were still dealing hotspots the next day.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2021 8:15:18 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:15:18 GMT



UPDATE: Heavy Fire 50% contained, estimated at 104 acres in Santa Rita Mountains
The Heavy Fire burning in the Santa Rita Mountains is 50% contained at about 104 acres as of Thursday, June 17. The fire sparked near Helvetia Wednesday, June 16. Original estimates put the size at about 250 acres, but on Thursday, the estimates were reduced. Officials say it started near the Helvetia Mine on private lands and burned onto Coronado National Forest.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2021 9:01:27 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Fri, 18 Jun 2021 04:01:27 GMT



Wildfire near Strawberry evacuates campers, closes Fossil Creek
A small wildfire near Strawberry has forced the evacuation of campers and the shutdown of a popular recreation area. The fire started shortly before midnight Wednesday, about 12 miles west of Strawberry near a ridge named Ike’s Backbone. It has burned 1,200 acres around where Fossil Creek meets the Verde River.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2021 8:18:49 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 18 Jun 2021 03:18:49 GMT



Cattle rancher grateful for fire crews who helped save animals from Telegraph Fire
VIDEO: Carol Ptak started her journey to rebuilding a historic ranch in El Capitan East just seven years ago. After purchasing the property and moving her rare Scottish cattle from Washington State to rural Arizona, she's slowly growing her beef ranching business alongside her husband, Jim. On Monday, the two woke up to a "GO" alert on their phones.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2021 5:54:22 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2021 12:54:22 GMT



San Carlos Lake so empty fire crews can’t use its water to fight wildfires
VIDEO: There’s no doubt firefighters are desperately trying to get water on the growing Telegraph Fire that’s now merged with the Mezcal Fire. But firefighters told state officials at the Capitol Wednesday there’s not even enough water in some of our lakes to get the job done. As flames continue to plague Arizona, so does extreme drought.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2021 1:24:09 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2021 08:24:09 GMT



Hiker rescued off Piestewa Peak after stung by bees
VIDEO: A hiker had to be airlifted off Piestewa Peak Wednesday after being stung by bees, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Officials say rescue teams were called to the mountain after another hiker called 911 call saying the woman had been stung by bees and had gone unconscious. The bystander told firefighters she administered the injured hiker's EpiPen and she started to come around.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2021 11:45:20 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2021 06:45:20 GMT



Update: Lawmakers advance $100M wildfire fund in special session
Legislative panels gave initial approval Wednesday to a $100 million plan for fighting fires and their effects, but not before the discussion strayed into the question of climate change and whether humans are responsible for the heat and drought conditions that result in huge blazes. The measures approved by House and Senate committees on natural resources include $75 million to most immediately fight the dozen or so active fires and prepare for the aftermath, including flooding and repairs.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2021 11:35:49 PM - SOURCE: Lake Havasu City News-Herald
Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2021 06:35:49 GMT



Dog dies after house fire in Phoenix
PHOTO: A pet dog didn't make it after a fire sparked at a house in Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called out to a home on 31st Avenue just south of Bethany Home Road. When crews got there, they saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of the house. Crews did a quick search of the house while others attacked the fire in the back of the house.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2021 8:17:07 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2021 03:17:07 GMT



Extreme heat leading to more heat-related emergency calls in Phoenix
VIDEO: It's been a busy week for first responders dealing with heat-related emergencies. Jesse Lopez's wife learned the hard way how dangerous 112-plus degree temperatures can be. A Phoenix fire crew was called out Wednesday after the 67-year-old woman nearly passed out in the backyard. "She was feeling light-headed, her eyes were starting to roll back, everything was going in circles.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2021 5:56:27 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:56:27 GMT



Valley firefighters battling blazes and temps soaring into 110s
VIDEO: Our firefighters are working hard, battling wildfires and the recent, massive recycling yard fire in Phoenix; now, temperatures are soaring into the 110s. So, 12 News checked in with local fire departments to learn more about how leaders are keeping firefighters safe. Of course, our firefighters aren't afforded the luxury of staying indoors to beat the heat or wearing light clothing on the job.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2021 7:52:24 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 16 Jun 2021 02:52:24 GMT



Telegraph Fire continues to spread in Arizona wildland
Firefighters lost more ground overnight to the Telegraph Fire burning near Globe, with containment dropping to 59%, authorities said Wednesday. Wildfire officials said the fire, the sixth-largest in Arizona history, had grown to 148,299 acres. Tuesday evening’s report showed 139,615 acres burned; a morning report showed 68% containment.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2021 11:35:14 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:35:14 GMT



Related: Residents showing thanks to firefighters battling the Telegraph Fire
Residents in the Globe and Miami area have been through a lot, as the Telegraph Fire has burned along the city limits. As crews continue to battle the fire, many families have been evacuated, which can be really hard on children. Imagine being told to leave your home at the age of three, four or five and not knowing if you’ll see it again.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 16 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Yavapai County Sheriff's Office: Arizona man accused of looting items from burned homes in 'Spur Fire'
An Arizona man is facing several charges after he apparently sifted through the rubble of homes that had burned to the ground during a wildfire last month in Bagdad, Arizona, and took various items that he found, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. The Spur Fire sparked May 27, near Bagdad, Arizona, a small mining town about 90 minutes west of Prescott, and quickly spread forcing the town's residents to evacuate.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 16 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Aravaipa community placed into READY status as Pinnacle Fire tops 13,000 acres
A wildfire burning in east-central Arizona has caused the evacuations of some residents near the town of Klondyke, fire officials said. The fire, called the Pinnacle Fire, has burned around 13,054 acres and is 0% contained as of Wednesday morning. The fire was ignited on June 10 on Pinnacle Ridge on the Coronado National Forest.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2021 1:09:26 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:09:26 GMT



ABC15 and Sanderson Ford Salute Meghan Golbach, National Guard service member, Goodyear firefighter
VIDEO: ABC15 has teamed up with Sanderson Ford to honor veterans who go above and beyond in our community. Meghan Golbach is a service member in the National Gaurd as well as a Firefighter for the city of Goodyear. She has helped lead the effort to get 'clean stations' added to two fire stations. These stations are where firefighters can clean their gear, and themselves, of potentially cancer-causing contaminants after a fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2021 10:52:40 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:52:40 GMT



Brush fire creeps close to Avondale homes
An overnight brush fire made for some scary moments for some Avondale families. It happened near Avondale Boulevard and Thomas Road. The wind-whipped flames were close enough to homes that people were asked to leave for a little while as a precaution. They have since been allowed back. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire, but the situation could have been devastating.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Gov. Ducey: Legislators to vote this week on $100M bill to bolster state's wildfire fighting efforts
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced late Monday that state legislative leaders are expected to vote this week on a proposal to invest nearly $100 million to "combat and prevent wildfires, equip firefighters and communities with the resources they need, and prepare for after effects such as flooding and mudslides.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2021 11:30:14 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 15 Jun 2021 06:30:14 GMT



Telegraph Fire flares up, climbs list of largest wildfires in Arizona history
The Telegraph Fire continues to flare up south of Globe and has grown to become the seventh-largest wildfire in Arizona history. After burning through about 20,000 acres overnight, the blaze was measured at 123,078 acres Tuesday morning, moving up two spots on the all-time list. It could soon pass the 2019 Woodbury Fire, which consumed 123,875 acres in Tonto National Forest to the north of where the Telegraph Fire is burning.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Related: Youth club bakes treats and creates posters to thank crews battling Telegraph Fire
VIDEO: There's a lot of uncertainty in Globe this week, as flames from the Telegraph Fire continue to spread and cross containment lines near the city. "It is a high-stress time whether you’re being evacuated or not," said Aimee Mundy-Ellison, who leads the Life Skills Club for the Southern Gila County 4H.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Forward progress of Cornville Fire slowed or stopped
Fire activity on the Cornville Fire was minimal on Monday, June 14, and burned away from homes and populated areas, according to a June 15 release from Coconino National Forest. Firefighters secured lines around Cornville on Monday and patrolled the fire lines overnight. Today, June 15, firefighters will be focusing on the northern and eastern flanks of the Cornville Fire to keep the fire from progressing any further.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Red Rock News - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Officials: 1 dead, another injured after plane crashes, catches fire near Gila Bend airport
Officials say one person is dead and another is seriously injured after a plane crashed and caught on fire near Gila Bend airport Tuesday. The Federal Aviation Administration said an unidentified plane had crashed around 8:20 a.m. and caught on fire after crashing. Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies responded to the crash.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Woman found dead, 1 hurt in north Phoenix house fire
VIDEO: A woman was found dead and another was transported to the hospital following a house fire in north Phoenix early Saturday morning. The Phoenix Fire Department says the fire happened at about 6 a.m. near 64th Street and Greenway Road. The first report was of smoke billowing from a bedroom window.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2021 1:56:59 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sat, 12 Jun 2021 20:56:59 GMT



Valley first responders prepare for the summer heat
VIDEO: If you've ever been near a working fire, the heat from the flames can be felt hundreds of feet away. “We do exactly what we tell the public. We hydrate before our shifts, we hydrate, during our shifts, we hydrate after our shifts we hydrate, just like if you are going to be outside,” says Phoenix Fire Captain Todd Keller.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2021 2:25:57 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 13 Jun 2021 21:25:57 GMT



Firefighters battle Cornville Fire in Yavapai County, some evacuations ordered
PHOTOS: Fire agencies are currently working a large wildfire in the Cornville area. According to a Tweet from AZ State Forestry, the wildfire was reported at about noon on Sunday, June 13, in the Page Springs area near the Panorama community. All residents to the east of Page Springs Road near the Panorama community have been given a “Go” message to evacuate.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2021 1:03:35 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:03:35 GMT



Firefighters battle fire at Valley home amid triple-digit temperatures
PHOTO: Firefighters battled a fire that sparked at a Valley home near Cactus Road and Tatum Blvd. Sunday morning. The Phoenix Fire Department said crews responded to reports of smoke coming from a home in the area. Firefighters soon arrived and evacuated all the construction workers who were working to remodel the home.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2021 2:25:56 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 13 Jun 2021 21:25:56 GMT



House fire displaces Mesa family of 6
A family of six will have to find someplace else to escape the heat after a fire made their home unlivable Saturday morning. The Mesa Fire and Medical Department said passers-by reported a fire at a home northwest of Horne and Southern Avenue. Responding firefighters saw a column of smoke as they approached the scene and requested more units.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2021 1:56:59 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sat, 12 Jun 2021 20:56:59 GMT



Juvenile in critical condition after boat collision on Lake Havasu
On Saturday at 3:41 p.m., deputies from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety responded to a report of a boat that collided with a personal watercraft in the north basin of Lake Havasu. Callers reported that there was a significantly injured subject that was loaded onto a boat and transported to Lake Havasu State Park.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2021 10:27:40 AM - SOURCE: Parker Pioneer
Posted on Sun, 13 Jun 2021 17:27:40 GMT



38-year-old Salt River firefighter recovering after having a stroke
VIDEO: Ramon Arenas Jr. had a stroke on Sunday, five days after falling down briefly at work. Now he's working to recover and get back to serving the community. Why would a healthy, 38-year-old firefighter have a stroke? That was the question doctors asked themselves as they worked to treat Ramon Arenas Jr.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2021 6:26:19 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 01:26:19 GMT



Fire breaks out at another recycling business near downtown Phoenix
VIDEO: For the third time in less than a week, Phoenix Firefighters battled yet another fire at a recycling facility Thursday afternoon, sending plumes of heavy black smoke into the air west of downtown. The two-alarm fire started near McDowell and 20th Avenue at Liberty Iron and Metal. About 60 firefighters worked quickly to douse the flames coming from vast piles of recycling debris as workers at the facility used giant hooks to expose hot spots inside the stacks.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2021 6:52:09 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 01:52:09 GMT



Governor Ducey tours Arizona fires, calls for Special Session
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday called a special session of the state Legislature to boost wildfire funding as two large wildfires continue to burn in south-central Arizona. The Republican governor wants the Legislature to approve extra money to ensure that firefighters have the resources they need across the drought-ravaged state and to address the problems the fires will trigger once they are out.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2021 6:15:01 AM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM 91.7 Flagstaff
Posted on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:15:01 GMT



Three dead, 6 injured in multi-vehicle crash involving a city bus in Phoenix
VIDEO: Three people are dead, and six others are injured after a multi-vehicle crash involving a city bus in Central Phoenix Thursday afternoon. Crews say they responded to the scene of a first alarm medical call at 7th and Missouri avenues. Phoenix police say five vehicles were involved in the collision.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2021 7:49:33 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 02:49:33 GMT



Fire damages Ace Hardware lumber yard in Safford
PHOTOS: A fire damaged the lumber yard at Safford Builders Supply/Ace Hardware late Thursday night. While an amount of lumber and metal roofing supplies were destroyed, there were no injuries and the business was open bright and early Friday morning. Safford Police and the Safford Fire Department were dispatched at about 10 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Gila Herald
Posted on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



4 killed, 9 hurt in fiery multi-vehicle crash on Loop 202 near 52nd Street in Phoenix
Officials say four people were killed and nine others were hurt in a fiery crash along eastbound Loop 202 late Wednesday night. According to the Department of Public Safety, crews arrived at the scene to find multiple vehicles involved in the wreckage, including a milk truck that was leaking fuel and milk.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2021 1:08:03 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:08:03 GMT



Coolidge Girl Scout eyes career as firefighter, attends Camp Fury in Tucson
Since she was a small girl, Mafi Pamaka, 17, has dreamed of a career in firefighting. And after attending a recent Camp Fury Girl Scout event in Tucson, she said her dream seems closer than ever. “I know firefighting is a male-dominated occupation, but it’s something I’ve always dreamed of,” she said.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2021 7:08:49 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:08:49 GMT



Golder Ranch Firefighters prepare for another dangerous wildfire season
VIDEO: Wildfire season has become year-round in Arizona. It has proven to be dangerous and sometimes deadly. Firefighters at the Golder Ranch Fire District say a fire can start and spread within seconds in the right conditions. “All it takes is one spark,” Adam Jarrold told KGUN 9. Jarrold, with the Golder Ranch Fire District, reminds folks to be extra alert during this time of year.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2021 6:10:39 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 01:10:39 GMT



Four burn victims transported after boat fire in Parker
Two adults and two infants suffered burns and various injuries Wednesday morning after a boat caught on fire near Branson's Resort on the Parker Strip. According to San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Cindy Bachman, the report of a boat on fire was made at 9:14 a.m.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2021 12:46:42 PM - SOURCE: Lake Havasu City News-Herald
Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:46:42 GMT



Southern Arizona firefighters gearing up for monsoon with swift water rescue training
Seven agencies within the Southern Arizona Technical Rescue Group are training in water accident management; one of the many area firefighters must train in to prepare for swift water rescues. “We practice some swimming techniques when we’re going out to victims. We practice how to protect ourselves against victims that are in despair and that latch onto us,” said Joseph Noriega, a suppression captain with Tucson Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2021 5:20:29 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 00:20:29 GMT



Gov. Doug Ducey issues Declaration of Emergency for Mescal, Telegraph fires
PHOTO: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued Declarations of Emergency as two wildfire continue to ravage the state. The Telegraph Fire and the Mescal Fire have collectively burned more than 146,000 acres, leaving many people evacuated from their homes. "Arizona will spare no expense and do what needs to be done to protect the people and property in these communities," the governor said on Twitter early Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Related: Telegraph Fire came dangerously close to destroying Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior
Red slurry marks outline the edges of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum property, as the Telegraph Fire came perilously close to destroying decades worth of history. The Telegraph Fire on Monday came racing north towards US 60 near Superior, right in the vicinity of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, which is nearly 100 years old and home to thousands of plant species.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Mt. Lemmon General Store owner recalls narrow escape from Bighorn Fire
VIDEO: One year ago, the Bighorn Fire was tearing across the Catalina Mountains and closing in on Mt. Lemmon and Summerhaven. What a difference a year makes for Mt. Lemmon General Store owner Grey Carpenter. "Just a little close for comfort," recalled Carpenter after a narrow escape from the flames last June 17.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2021 6:54:54 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 01:54:54 GMT



Yavapai Silent Witness Offers Reward for Info Leading to an Arrest in Paulden Arson Case
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in identifying a suspect or suspects involved in an arson in the Paulden area. On Thursday, June 3, 2021 just before 5:30 P.M., a YCSO deputy responded to the area of Grand Canyon Road in Paulden for a fire. The deputy arrived 3 minutes later and attempted to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher but had little effect.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2021 6:16:02 AM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:16:02 GMT



Phoenix first responders recall near-drowning, meet boy who recovered
911 calls involving children are considered to be one of the worst parts of the job for first responders, especially when it involves a drowning. But on Tuesday, Phoenix police and firefighters were able to reunite and officially meet a toddler they helped save back in April after he was pulled from a pool pulseless.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2021 6:40:02 PM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 01:40:02 GMT



Two Phoenix firefighters suffer minor burns while fighting duplex fire
Two firefighters had to be taken to the hospital Monday after they suffered minor injuries battling a fire. The blaze broke out just before 5 p.m. at a duplex near 43rd Avenue and Camelback Road. Fire crews from both Phoenix and Glendale responded to help fight the flames at the single-story duplex.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2021 9:03:37 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:03:37 GMT



Phoenix fire crews are prepared with IV bags to fight fires in extreme heat
It was a busy and dangerous weekend for Phoenix firefighters battling two massive fires. When temperatures near the fires reach 115 degrees and higher, there's always a concern for crew safety. The reality is that it's dangerous for our firefighters with all that gear on, facing not only the day's extreme heat, but the heat from the flames, as well.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2021 11:32:02 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021 06:32:02 GMT



Telegraph Fire now ranked in top 10 largest Arizona wildfires
In its history, Arizona has had major wildfires that have scorched large swaths of land, and now new ones are climbing up the list of largest acreage burned. On Tuesday, the Telegraph Fire had burned 71,756 acres near the Miami-Globe area, causing evacuations and threatening nearby communities. This total puts the Telegraph Fire in the 10th spot for the largest wildfires in Arizona.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Related: Evacuation orders lifted for Mescal Fire burning east of Phoenix
Evacuation orders were lifted Tuesday as containment improves in the Mescal Fire burning east of Phoenix, authorities said. Residents in the San Carlos High School area, Coyote Flats, Soda Canyon and those along Route 3 were allowed to return home, according to an information page run by officials with the Bureau of Land Management.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Slate Fire near Flagstaff closes portions of highway, recreation sites
A wildfire burning 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff closed parts of Highway 180 and recreation sites in the area on Monday. Portions of Highway 180 will be closed for the remainder of the day as responders work to contain the fire and conduct burnout operations, according to authorities. Drivers are asked to avoid Highway 180 north of Kendrick Park, and visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park are advised to use Highway 64 from Williams in order to access the entrance to the Park.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Massive recycling yard fire in West Phoenix triggers 'largest response' in fire department's history
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Phoenix fire officials say a sixth alarm fire at a recycling yard near 35th Avenue and Buckeye prompted the largest response in the department's history on June 5. "I can't remember the last time we had a sixth alarm," said Phoenix Fire Captain Todd Keller. "We've had a couple two, three alarms in the last couple of months, but this is a big one.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 07 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Neighborhoods near Globe evacuated due to Mescal Fire; 52,887 acres burned
People living in Gila County neighborhoods are being forced to leave because of a growing wildfire southeast of Globe. On Saturday, those in Coyote Flats Peridot Heights, the San Carlos High School area and all residents along Route 3 were told to go. That's in addition to the evacuations for the El Capitan area and Soda Canyon area, who left Friday night, because of the Mescal Fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 07 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Slate Fire breaks out in northern Arizona
Dozens of fire personnel are working on a new wildfire that broke out in northern Arizona on Monday morning. Coconino National Forest officials say the 20-acre Slate Fire was first called in around 4 a.m. in the northern area of the Flagstaff Ranger District near Highway 180 and the border of the Kaibab National Forest.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2021 1:02:37 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 07 Jun 2021 08:02:37 GMT



Growing Telegraph Fire prompts more evacuation orders in Miami
A growing number of residents in and around the Gila County town of Miami are under evacuation orders Monday as the Telegraph Fire spreads. Miami residents south of U.S. 60 from Dairy Canyon to Mackey’s Camp were added to the evacuation list early Monday, authorities said in a press release. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office previously issued a similar order for Top-of-the-World and the area west of Miami town limits.
- PUB DATE: 6/7/2021 8:39:29 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:39:29 GMT



Bighorn Fire through the eyes of a Golder Ranch Fire District Captain
VIDEO: June 5, 2021, marks one year since the Bighorn fire broke out in the Santa Catalina Mountains, burning nearly 120,000 acres. Captain Adam Jarrold with the Golder Ranch Fire District says boots on the ground, aircraft above, and strategy all played a role in putting out the Bighorn Fire. “It’s really tough to imagine that an entire year has gone by since the Bighorn fire ignited,” he told KGUN9 as he reflected on the firefighting efforts.
- PUB DATE: 6/5/2021 2:40:50 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sat, 05 Jun 2021 21:40:50 GMT



22 people displaced, 1 injured after early morning apartment fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: 22 residents and multiple pets are displaced from their homes after an early morning apartment fire near 23rd Avenue and Beardsley Road. The first alarm apartment fire started just after 1 a.m. According to Phoenix fire, the fire was reported to be on the third floor patio in the apartment complex.
- PUB DATE: 6/4/2021 5:21:44 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 04 Jun 2021 12:21:44 GMT



Tucson Fire Department trains crew to fight future wildfires
VIDEO: Michael Blume was one of two Tucson firefighters to respond to the Bighorn Fire, last June. "We sent one medic truck with two paramedic firefighters. It was definitely eye-opening to see the scope and scale of the resources needed," said Blume. Fighting a wildfire is a job that requires specialized training and equipment.
- PUB DATE: 6/4/2021 5:41:47 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 04 Jun 2021 12:41:47 GMT



Phoenix updates fire code to allow solar panels on more roof space
The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday voted to update regulations to make it easier and more cost effective for residents to have solar panels installed. The amended fire code and fee structure is aimed at allowing homeowners to utilize more roof space for panels. Phoenix officials expect permits to double as a result of the code change.
- PUB DATE: 6/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3
Posted on Fri, 04 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Spur Fire caused by construction equipment, no charges to be filed
The cause of the Spur Fire, which damaged dozens of structures near Bagdad, Arizona, has officially been declared an accident. Officials said Friday the fire that started on May 27 was sparked by construction equipment used to work on an area road. The blaze was completely accidental, no negligence was found, and no reckless behavior led to the fire, so officials are not seeking any criminal charges.
- PUB DATE: 6/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 04 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Drexel Heights Fire District responds to abandoned mobile home fire
Drexel Heights Fire District responded to a fire at an abandoned mobile home this evening. The fire happened at 6900 W Flying W. Crews found a 20'x20' rubbish fire at the mobile home and officials say it was occupied by homeless people. The fire was quickly extinguished and was kept from spreading to the mobile home and adjacent properties.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2021 11:06:13 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 03 Jun 2021 06:06:13 GMT



Superior firefighter dies after battle with cancer
Sean Sparling, a Superior Fire Department firefighter, died Saturday after battling cancer, according to the department. Sparling, 38, died after a two-year battle with leukemia. He survived an initial bout with leukemia eight years ago, before it resurfaced in January 2019. He worked for the Superior Fire Department for three years before joining the Phoenix Fire Department Training Academy, according to the department.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2021 2:17:49 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 02 Jun 2021 21:17:49 GMT



Teens use beer to help put out brush fire near Bush Highway in Maricopa County
When a brush fire's quick-moving flames torched land and threatened wildlife near Bush Highway on Monday, two teenagers took matters into their own hands. And they tried to douse the fire in way you might not expect... with beer. When 19-year-old Gabriel Carrillo and 18-year-old Evelyn Williams saw the fire, they say they tried calling the fire department, and even drove to the sheriff's station looking for help.
- PUB DATE: 6/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Phoenix metro area 'Take a hike. Do it right' campaign stresses safety
As temperatures rise, so do the number of calls for mountain rescues. So to inform people about the safety measures to take when hiking during hot weather, Valley firefighters started the "Take a hike. Do it right" campaign to stress safety. "If you're going to go hiking, we want to make sure you're doing it right," said Captain Ashley Losch with the Glendale Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2021 1:06:08 PM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 02 Jun 2021 20:06:08 GMT



Timeline: A look back at the Bighorn Fire one year later
It's been one year since the Bighorn Fire burned nearly 120,000 acres in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The lightning-caused fire began to spread in the first week of June 2020. Residents in the area of the fire were advised to evacuate days after it started, including people who lived in Pima Canyon, Willow Canyon, on Mount Lemmon, and east of the Catalinas.
- PUB DATE: 6/3/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighter injured at fire on Tucson’s southwest side
One firefighter suffered a second-degree burn and three others were shocked while trying to extinguish a fire near Mission and Irvington roads on Tuesday morning, June 1. The fire happened in the 4800 block of South Fickett Avenue. It involved three vehicles and extended to an unoccupied single-wide mobile home that was used for storage.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2021 8:32:54 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 02 Jun 2021 03:32:54 GMT



Deadly head-on crash shuts down US 93 near Wickenburg
VIDEO: The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a deadly head-on crash closed US 93 near Wickenburg Tuesday afternoon. The crash occurred at milepost 169, in the same area where a driver of a van was hit and killed by a semi-truck last month after veering into oncoming traffic. DPS says around 12:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2021 3:46:51 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021 22:46:51 GMT



Drexel Heights, Pascua Pueblo fire crews extinguish RV shed fire, save mobile home
PHOTO: Fire crews returning from a fire on Fickett Avenue were detoured to another fire after they saw smoke at another location on Tuesday, June 1. Crews from Drexel Heights Fire District had just put out a fire on South Fickett Avenue when they happened upon the second fire in the 2100 block of West Irvington Road.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2021 8:32:57 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 02 Jun 2021 03:32:57 GMT



Tucson Dragway increases emergency medical services with trainings, hospital partnership
Tucson Dragway has updated and upgraded its emergency medical services for drivers, crew members and spectators, with ongoing training and a recent partnership with Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital. St. Joseph’s signed on last week on to serve as the track’s “base hospital,” and will provide medical direction to the track’s EMS and rescue team until advanced services arrive.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2021 4:51:36 PM - SOURCE: Tucson.com
Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021 23:51:36 GMT



Wild Horses get added protection from wildfires
Arizona has already had several wildfires over the last week – and experts say it could be an indication of the type of season we’ll have if we have another dry monsoon. Fires put lives and property at risk and it also affects wildlife. The Tonto National Forest is home to more than 400 wild horses where they roam free.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2021 1:51:04 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021 20:51:04 GMT



Video shows flag nearly burned, stolen from home of Tempe veteran
A Tempe man knows the importance of the American flag. He fought in Afghanistan and proudly flies one outside his home. However, a video reveals that someone had tried to burn his flag last week. Adam Douglas last served in Afghanistan as a captain in 2019. He came back to his Tempe home for Memorial Day weekend, and his flag - gone.
- PUB DATE: 6/2/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 02 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Two dead, 2 injured after a fiery three-vehicle crash in Buckeye
Two people are dead, and two others injured after a crash in Buckeye late Sunday night. It happened around 10:30 p.m. near Verrado Way and Van Buren Street. Buckeye police say officers got on scene and found one car on fire, engulfed in flames. A second car had a woman trapped inside, and a man behind the wheel of a third vehicle had rolled several times landing in a nearby field.
- PUB DATE: 5/31/2021 6:10:11 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021 01:10:11 GMT



Fire crews rescue 6 people, dogs from burning apartment fire in Tempe
Six people and their pets had to be rescued when an apartment in Tempe went up in flames on Saturday. Firefighters were called out to a complex on Broadway Road just west of McClintock Drive around 7 p.m. Fire officials said one adult, five kids and three dogs were trapped so crews got them out safely.
- PUB DATE: 5/29/2021 9:24:54 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 30 May 2021 04:24:54 GMT



Evacuations lifted as crews gain control of Spur Fire near Bagdad, dozens of structures burned
Evacuation orders were lifted this weekend for the community of Bagdad after a wildfire burned dozens of homes and other structures. The Spur Fire broke out last Thursday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes. Firefighters have been working the blaze from the air and on the ground. It’s now 90% contained, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.
- PUB DATE: 5/31/2021 4:13:45 PM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM 88.7
Posted on Mon, 31 May 2021 23:13:45 GMT



Related: Technology is playing a role in forest restoration and fire prevention
VIDEO: The Tussock and Spur fires have served as reminders that Arizona still has a ways to go when it comes to fire prevention. These are events that have displaced multiple families in just the last few weeks. They're also examples of what forest restoration could have perhaps prevented. "We have to do it in Arizona across two and a half million acres alone," Nature Conservancy Forest Ecologist Travis Woolley said.
- PUB DATE: 6/1/2021 1:16:23 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021 08:16:23 GMT



Maricopa firefighter’s own rescue kindled interest in helping others
A tragic car accident when Ciara Crowley was a toddler planted a seed for a life in public service. The seed sprouted quickly. When she was about 6, her grandmother helped her understand how lucky she was to survive the crash and the little girl decided she wanted to be a firefighter when she grew up.
- PUB DATE: 5/30/2021 12:59:15 PM - SOURCE: InMaricopa.com
Posted on Sun, 30 May 2021 19:59:15 GMT



Eleven-year-old facing felony charges after starting brush fire in northern Arizona
An 11-year-old boy is now facing multiple felony charges, including arson and reckless burning, after allegedly starting a brush fire last Saturday northeast of Camp Verde, Arizona. On Saturday, May 22, fire crews responded to a fire at what used to be the Beaver Creek Golf Course, which is located near Lake Montezuma in the Rimrock area, according to statements and body camera footage.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2021 5:48:53 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 28 May 2021 12:48:53 GMT



Spur Fire destroys 20+ structures, forces evacuation of entire town in Bagdad, near Prescott
VIDEO: A growing wildfire that sparked Thursday afternoon in Bagdad, Arizona -- a mining town about 90 minutes west of Prescott -- has destroyed at least 20 structures, including homes, and forced the evacuation of the entire town. Arizona State Forestry says forward progress has been stopped on the Spur Fire that has burned about 150 acres and is 25% contained as of Friday morning .
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 28 May 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Former Glendale fire chief recognized posthumously for his innovation
VIDEO: Former Glendale Fire Chief Gray Crabtree was recognized on Thursday for his extraordinary accomplishment and innovation as chief.
- PUB DATE: 5/27/2021 10:31:08 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 28 May 2021 05:31:08 GMT



'This country gave me so much': Cambodian refugee serving as firefighter-paramedic for Phoenix
VIDEO: Phoenix Fire Station 17 is one place Vee Ith never imagined he’d be. “No, no, I’d never thought I’d be standing here, but definitely grateful for that opportunity and that chance,” Ith said. But to know why Ith, a firefighter paramedic for the Phoenix Fire Department, you’d have to ask him about his backstory.
- PUB DATE: 5/27/2021 10:31:12 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 28 May 2021 05:31:12 GMT



McDonald Tank Fire burns over 1,700 acres on Fort Apache Indian Reservation, 0% contained
A wildfire burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Navajo County has burned over 1,700 acres as of Friday morning and remains 0% contained, officials say. The McDonald Tank fire is burning south of Tonto Lake near the Black River, according to fire officials. The fire started on May 23, but the cause remains under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2021 6:20:51 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 28 May 2021 13:20:51 GMT



Three displaced after apartment fire in Tucson
Three people have been displaced after an early Friday morning apartment fire. Crews responded to the 2500 block of N. Dodge Boulevard near Grant Road, Tucson Fire Department said in a tweet. Fire officials say a smoke alarm alerted the occupants to the fire and allowed them to evacuate safely. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.
- PUB DATE: 5/28/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 28 May 2021 07:00:00 GMT



Car fire at Phoenix apartment complex displaces 3
An early morning fire chased three people from their Phoenix apartment early Thursday morning. It happened near 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, right by the Abrazo Central Campus. “Firefighters responded to reports of a car fire that was dangerously close to a single-story apartment complex,” Phoenix Fire Capt.
- PUB DATE: 5/27/2021 6:41:35 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 27 May 2021 13:41:35 GMT



Phoenix firefighters training to save themselves during a fire
This year, several firefighters across the country have died while trying to save others, but Phoenix Fire is making sure their crews are ready in case something goes wrong. Firefighters train in what's jokingly called the "Taco Bell House" because it's built to replicate a fast food restaurant. But instead of serving up a meal, it delivers a disorienting simulation where firefighters have to call in a mayday.
- PUB DATE: 5/26/2021 10:06:28 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 27 May 2021 05:06:28 GMT



Simmons Fire grows to 40 acres near Kearny southeast of Phoenix
Additional ground support has been requested to fight the fire, according to officials. The Simmons Fire located four miles north of Kearny has burned 40 acres as of Wednesday afternoon, according to fire officials. An air tactical unit and two fire engines have been fighting the flames and further support has been requested, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 5/26/2021 5:28:17 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 27 May 2021 00:28:17 GMT



 

 
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