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Officials Addressing State’s Post-Fire Flooding Threats

Those familiar with the emergency lifecycle know that a wildfire response does not end with 100 percent containment. The only thing that changes is the mission. The Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) yesterday convened tribal, federal and state agencies to discuss potential post-fire flooding threats in communities impacted by the Wallow, Horseshoe Two and […]

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Largest Firefighting Deployment in AZ History

While Arizona firefighters from multiple agencies responded to major wildland fires, such as the Wallow, Horseshoe 2 and Monument blazes, the Arizona State Forestry Division provided valuable support to mobilize more than 100 responding fire departments from cities, rural fire districts, and volunteer fire organizations.  Additionally, the Division also dispatched several private fire service companies. “This is […]

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Fire Fighting Crews Face Extreme Heat Warning

Communities throughout the southwest are continuing to assist with Arizona’s All Hazard Incident Management Team. Even before 9:00 this morning, firefighters arriving in Phoenix from Colorado felt the heat. “I’m in shock and this is probably the hottest I’ve been,” said Jason Kline of the Red, White, and Blue Fire Protection District from the Town […]

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Arizona Fires Remain Nation’s Top Priority

In the past 24 hours, Arizona saw nine new wildfire starts.  Two of the southwest region’s largest fires are burning here, having consumed 755,385 acres, and making the state a top priority for fire suppression. To keep new fire starts from spreading, Arizona’s State Forestry mobilized its Arizona All Hazard Incident Management Team to strategically […]

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Motorists Urged to Prevent Wildfires

As the Wallow Fire continues to burn out of control, already consuming 389,000 acres, state authorities are urging people to use extra caution.  With humidity levels in the single digits, many areas of the state face extreme fire danger. In addition to the Wallow Fire, and Flagstaff’s Hill Fire which is contained, the Horseshow Two […]

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