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Firefighter groups are applauding the Biden administration's steps to raise pay but warn that the temporary wage hikes won't be enough to combat staffing problems, as federal agencies compete with local fire departments and big box stores in a tight labor market.

By SAM METZ, Associated Press June 22, 2022
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Fire crews battling a pair of wildfires in northern Arizona were expecting some growth Thursday because of warm, dry and breezy conditions, but rain that could help quell the blazes is on its way.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press June 17, 2022
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Calmer winds and cooler temperatures Tuesday allowed firefighters across the U.S. West to get a better handle on blazes that have forced hundreds of people from their homes.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press June 15, 2022
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The northern Arizona city of Flagstaff is synonymous with mountains — lush with ponderosa pines, meadows and hiking trails that are a respite from the desert heat.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press June 14, 2022
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Wildfires in Arizona and California forced evacuations as crews work to corral the blazes, authorities said.

By Associated Press June 13, 2022
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Three juveniles are facing charges after authorities linked them to a small brush fire on the west side of Flagstaff, police said.

By Associated Press June 2, 2022
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A vegetation fire near Parker has prompted evacuations of residents of Lost Lake Resort on the California side of the Colorado River.

May 28, 2022
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U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore cited extreme fire danger and unfavorable weather conditions Friday in announcing a suspension of all planned fire burning operations to clear brush and small trees on all national forest lands while his agency conducts a review of protocols and practices ahead of planned operations this fall.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press May 21, 2022
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New Mexico's governor said Tuesday that given the ferocity and swift movements of a record-setting wildfire burning in the northeastern part of the state, the damage will be significant with estimates of burned homes and other structures likely to range between 1,000 and 1,500.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press May 18, 2022
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Last year’s fire season was one of the worst on record for the drought-stricken southwest. The 2021 fire season burned 5.6 billion acres of land in the U.S.

May 12, 2022
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Many homes near America’s largest wildfire survived the latest barrage of howling winds and erratic flames, but New Mexico’s governor said Tuesday the risk of more destruction is high and that the long-term costs of recovering from the massive blaze will soar.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press May 10, 2022
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The National Weather Service has issued a red flag fire warning for the Kingman area through 8 p.m. Monday, May 9.

May 9, 2022
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Hang on to your hats, don’t burn outside and keep your eyes open for wildfires.

May 7, 2022
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Weather conditions described as potentially historic were on tap for New Mexico on Saturday and for the next several days as over 1,400 firefighters and a fleet of airplanes and helicopters worked feverishly to bolster lines around the largest fire burning in the U.S.

By Associated Press May 7, 2022
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Arizona fire restrictions took effect in Mohave County on Friday, May 7 as county officials renew wildfire agreements with state and federal agencies.

By BRANDON MESSICK For the Miner May 7, 2022
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Firefighters in New Mexico took advantage of diminished winds Thursday to build more fire lines and clear combustible brush near homes close to the fringes of the largest wildfire burning in the U.S.

By Associated Press May 5, 2022
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The City of Kingman is recognizing National Wildfire Awareness Month, and Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Saturday, May 7.

May 3, 2022
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A battery of fire engines and their crews were busy Tuesday clearing brush, building fire lines and spraying water to keep the largest wildfire in the U.S. from pushing into a small northeastern New Mexico city where some residents have already left and many are packed up and ready to go if winds shift again.

By CEDAR ATTANASIO and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press May 3, 2022
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In a small enclave in northern Arizona where homes are nestled in a Ponderosa pine forest and tourists delight in camping, hiking and cruising on ATVs, high winds are nothing new.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press May 2, 2022
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Over 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the U.S. on Saturday after strong winds pushed it across some containment lines and closer to a small city in northern New Mexico.

By Associated Press April 30, 2022
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Thousands of firefighters continued to slow the advance of destructive wildfires in the Southwestern U.S., but officials warned they were bracing for the return Friday of the same dangerous conditions that quickly spread the wind-fueled blazes a week ago.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press April 29, 2022
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A fire weather watch will be in effect for the Kingman area from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 28.

April 27, 2022
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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.

By FELICIA FONSECA and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press April 23, 2022
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Firefighters working to keep more homes from burning on the edge of a mountain town in northern Arizona were treated to scattered showers and cooler temperatures early Friday, but the favorable weather was not expected to last as more ferocious winds were forecast to batter parts of Arizona and all of New Mexico through the weekend.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press April 22, 2022
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Lisa Wells looked out the window of her home office and saw a plume of smoke.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press April 21, 2022
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A Fire Weather Watch will be in effect for the Kingman area from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.

April 20, 2022
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An Arizona wildfire doubled in size overnight into Wednesday, a day after heavy winds kicked up a towering wall of flames outside a northern Arizona tourist and college town, ripping through two-dozen structures and sending residents of more than 700 homes scrambling to flee.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press April 20, 2022
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A fast-moving wildfire in rural northern Arizona ballooned to over 3 square miles Tuesday as winds whipped the flames, shut down a major highway and grounded aircraft that could drop water and fire retardant.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press April 19, 2022
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The first Red Flag Fire Warning of the year has been posted for the Kingman area with dry and windy conditions coupled with low humidity expected on Tuesday, April 19.

April 18, 2022
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The U.S. Forest Service has completed an environmental review that paves the way for large-scale thinning projects and prescribed burns along a prominent line of ponderosa pines and mixed conifer that divide Arizona's desert from the high country.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press March 11, 2022
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has agreed to provide $12.8 million in emergency funding to help parts of Arizona recover from three major wildfires in recent years, two members of the state's congressional delegation announced.

By Associated Press March 2, 2022
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Search teams looked for two missing people in the smoldering debris from a massive Colorado wildfire while people who escaped the flames sorted through the charred remnants of their homes to find what was left.

By THOMAS PEIPERT, Associated Press January 3, 2022
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Martin Diky said he panicked as a huge wildfire started racing down a slope toward his wooden house near Lake Tahoe.

By Associated Press September 18, 2021
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Flames raced across treetops and through drought-stricken vegetation as firefighters scrambled Wednesday to keep a growing California wildfire from reaching a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe after evacuation orders were expanded to neighboring Nevada.

By SAM METZ and JANIE HAR, Associated Press/Report for America September 1, 2021
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A wildfire raging in Northern California exploded in size overnight, becoming the third-largest wildfire in state history amid high temperatures and strong winds.

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and NOAH BERGER, Associated Press August 6, 2021
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Cooler weather on Tuesday helped calm two gigantic wildfires in the U.S. West, but property losses mounted in a tiny California community savaged by flames last weekend and in a remote area of Oregon that are both bracing for more hot, dry conditions that have been making the blazes so explosive.

By Associated Press July 27, 2021
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Out-of-state crews headed to Montana Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the U.S. West struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes.

By NATHAN HOWARD, Associated Press July 24, 2021
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The Bootleg Fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, was 40% surrounded after burning some 70 homes, mainly cabins, fire officials said.

By Nathan Howard, Associated Press July 23, 2021
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The Pine Lake Fire District is reporting that a small fire, currently well under an acre, has broken out in the Hualapai Mountains.

July 13, 2021
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A small plane crashed at about noon Saturday, June 10 during a survey of a wildfire in rural Mohave County, killing both crew members.

By Associated Press July 12, 2021
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The lightning-caused Water Springs Fire burning on the Grand Wash Cliffs east of Meadview was 50% contained as of noon Tuesday, June 29.

By Travis Rains June 29, 2021
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Firefighters in Arizona were fighting Tuesday to gain a foothold into a massive wildfire, one of two that has forced thousands of evacuations in rural towns and closed almost every major highway out of the area.

By Associated Press June 9, 2021

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