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  • Dry conditions trigger fire restrictions in southeastern Arizona

    Dry conditions trigger fire restrictions in southeastern Arizona

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:13:51 GMT

    Effective Tuesday, May 1, the following will implement campfire and smoking restrictions in southeaster Arizona.

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    Effective Tuesday, May 1, the following will implement campfire and smoking restrictions in southeaster Arizona.

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  • Sawmill Fire: One year later

    Sawmill Fire: One year later

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:49:26 GMT
    Area burned by Sawmill Fire in 2017. (Source: Tucson News Now)Area burned by Sawmill Fire in 2017. (Source: Tucson News Now)
    Area burned by Sawmill Fire in 2017. (Source: Tucson News Now)Area burned by Sawmill Fire in 2017. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The area surrounding Sonoita, Arizona is a much different atmosphere today than it was on April 23, 2017.

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    The area surrounding Sonoita, Arizona is a much different atmosphere today than it was on April 23, 2017.

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  • Rattlesnake Fire burning in eastern Arizona is 25% contained

    Rattlesnake Fire burning in eastern Arizona is 25% contained

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:19:45 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-04-23 19:42:07 GMT
    Fire crews have conducted burn out operations which have helped with containment. (Source: Facebook)Fire crews have conducted burn out operations which have helped with containment. (Source: Facebook)

    It's burning about 20 miles southeast of Whiteriver on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, according to the U.S. Forest Service. 

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    It's burning about 20 miles southeast of Whiteriver on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, according to the U.S. Forest Service. 

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    Northwest Fire puts out brush fire in Marana

    Northwest Fire puts out brush fire in Marana

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:18:26 GMT
    A small brush fire burned about an acre in Marana Wednesday afternoon, according to a fire department spokesman. (Source: Northwest Fire Department)A small brush fire burned about an acre in Marana Wednesday afternoon, according to a fire department spokesman. (Source: Northwest Fire Department)

    A small brush fire burned about an acre in Marana Wednesday afternoon, according to a fire department spokesman.

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    A small brush fire burned about an acre in Marana Wednesday afternoon, according to a fire department spokesman.

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  • CCSO: Remember - Ready, Set, Go during fire season

    CCSO: Remember - Ready, Set, Go during fire season

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:08:51 GMT

    Arizona is expected to have a dangerous fire season in 2018, and that is evidenced by the number of fires already experienced in the first quarter. Dry conditions exacerbated by wind and hot weather make for the potential of a perfect storm with the effects of a deadly fire. 

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    Arizona is expected to have a dangerous fire season in 2018, and that is evidenced by the number of fires already experienced in the first quarter. Dry conditions exacerbated by wind and hot weather make for the potential of a perfect storm with the effects of a deadly fire. 

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  • CCSO: Man burning yard debris likely started fire that sparked Winona evacuations

    CCSO: Man burning yard debris likely started fire that sparked Winona evacuations

    Monday, April 9 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-04-09 19:36:45 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-04-09 20:39:02 GMT
    The Coconino County sheriff’s deputies arrested Steve Carter, 54, Sunday.  (Source: CCSO and 3TV/CBS 5)The Coconino County sheriff’s deputies arrested Steve Carter, 54, Sunday. (Source: CCSO and 3TV/CBS 5)
    The Coconino County sheriff’s deputies arrested Steve Carter, 54, Sunday.  (Source: CCSO and 3TV/CBS 5)The Coconino County sheriff’s deputies arrested Steve Carter, 54, Sunday. (Source: CCSO and 3TV/CBS 5)

    A man who was burning yard debris might be responsible for the fire that forced dozens of Winona residents to evacuate and destroyed his neighbor’s home. 

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    A man who was burning yard debris might be responsible for the fire that forced dozens of Winona residents to evacuate and destroyed his neighbor’s home. 

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  • UPDATE: Adobe Fire burning near Douglas is 100 percent contained

    UPDATE: Adobe Fire burning near Douglas is 100 percent contained

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-03 03:11:38 GMT
    Adobe fire in Douglas burned more than 300 acres, is 100 percent contained. (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)Adobe fire in Douglas burned more than 300 acres, is 100 percent contained. (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)

    Crews that were fighting the Adobe Fire in Cochise County are reporting that the fire is 100 percent contained.   

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    Crews that were fighting the Adobe Fire in Cochise County are reporting that the fire is 100 percent contained.   

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  • Payson wildfire caused by fireworks now 40 percent contained

    Payson wildfire caused by fireworks now 40 percent contained

    Monday, April 2 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-04-02 13:50:11 GMT
    Monday, April 2 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-04-02 15:21:25 GMT
    U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained. (Source: U.S. National Forest Services)U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained. (Source: U.S. National Forest Services)
    U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained. (Source: U.S. National Forest Services)U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained. (Source: U.S. National Forest Services)

    U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained.

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    U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained.

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  • Prepare for wildfires before it's too late in southern Arizona

    Prepare for wildfires before it's too late in southern Arizona

    Monday, March 26 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-03-26 23:50:51 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Most firefighters will tell you that there's no such thing as a fire season anymore because of dry conditions in Arizona year round, but Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week is an effort to educate folks before the potential for large, destructive fires heats up.

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    Most firefighters will tell you that there's no such thing as a fire season anymore because of dry conditions in Arizona year round, but Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week is an effort to educate folks before the potential for large, destructive fires heats up.

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  • Southern Arizona captain named Fire Officer of the Year

    Southern Arizona captain named Fire Officer of the Year

    Monday, March 26 2018 8:47 AM EDT2018-03-26 12:47:36 GMT
    Source: Rural Metro Fire DepartmentSource: Rural Metro Fire Department

    Rural Metro Fire Department named Captain Richard Duarte as its Fire Officer of the Year for 2018. The announcement was made Sunday evening, March 25, in a news release from Battalion Chief John Walka. Captain Duarte was chosen among a large range and variety from Rural Metro Fire Operations around the country, including Arizona, Oregon, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Missouri. "Captain Duarte was chosen for this prestigious award for his exemplary leadership skills and abilities ...

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    Rural Metro Fire Department named Captain Richard Duarte as its Fire Officer of the Year for 2018. The announcement was made Sunday evening, March 25, in a news release from Battalion Chief John Walka. Captain Duarte was chosen among a large range and variety from Rural Metro Fire Operations around the country, including Arizona, Oregon, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Missouri. |

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  • UPDATE: Woodward Canyon fire near Fort Huachuca at 167 acres

    UPDATE: Woodward Canyon fire near Fort Huachuca at 167 acres

    Friday, March 23 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-03-23 23:37:53 GMT
    (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)

    Five fire crews remained on scene throughout the night working the Woodward Canyon fire. At latest update the fire was at 167 acres burning in a "bowl" of the mountain on Friday, March 23.

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    Five fire crews remained on scene throughout the night working the Woodward Canyon fire. At latest update the fire was at 167 acres burning in a "bowl" of the mountain on Friday, March 23.

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  • Forest Service: Drone crash sparks a wildfire near Flagstaff

    Forest Service: Drone crash sparks a wildfire near Flagstaff

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 8:42 AM EST2018-03-07 13:42:20 GMT
    Wednesday, March 7 2018 8:42 AM EST2018-03-07 13:42:20 GMT
    Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres. (Source: U.S. Forest Services)Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres. (Source: U.S. Forest Services)
    Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres. (Source: U.S. Forest Services)Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres. (Source: U.S. Forest Services)

    Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres.

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    Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres.

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  • Arizona firefighters use faith to fight mental illness, PTSD

    Arizona firefighters use faith to fight mental illness, PTSD

    Monday, February 26 2018 6:47 PM EST2018-02-26 23:47:18 GMT
    Monday, February 26 2018 9:43 PM EST2018-02-27 02:43:37 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    One can't imagine the pain of seeing what first responders see when they pull up to a car accident, a drowning or a shooting. That's why a group of firefighters is tapping into their faith to help them cope with the trauma.

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    One can't imagine the pain of seeing what first responders see when they pull up to a car accident, a drowning or a shooting. That's why a group of firefighters is tapping into their faith to help them cope with the trauma.

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  • Dry winter sparks governor's wildfire season concerns

    Dry winter sparks governor's wildfire season concerns

    Thursday, February 8 2018 11:31 AM EST2018-02-08 16:31:31 GMT
    Thursday, February 8 2018 1:27 PM EST2018-02-08 18:27:53 GMT

    You don't have to be a meteorologist to know how painfully dry it has been in Phoenix and in the state. Flagstaff has seen the second driest winter in recorded history and no major storms are on the horizon.

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    You don't have to be a meteorologist to know how painfully dry it has been in Phoenix and in the state. Flagstaff has seen the second driest winter in recorded history and no major storms are on the horizon.

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  • Interactive Wildfire Map

    Interactive Wildfire Map

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 7:13 PM EDT2015-08-19 23:13:38 GMT
    Friday, March 2 2018 1:11 PM EST2018-03-02 18:11:08 GMT
    (Source: USDA/US Forest Service)(Source: USDA/US Forest Service)
    (Source: USDA/US Forest Service)(Source: USDA/US Forest Service)

    Get an interactive glimpse of all of the large wildfires across the U.S. and Canada. 

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    Get an interactive glimpse of all of the large wildfires across the U.S. and Canada. 

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