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Evacuation Orders Prompted by AZ Fire Lifted for Two Communities

People living in two communities in south-central Arizona that were evacuated due to a massive wildfire can now return home.
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Wildfires Burn Across UT with Hotter Weather Looming

Several wildfires were burning Friday as weather forecasts called for hotter weather in the coming days.

AZ Wildfires Keep Crews Busy While Temperatures Rise

Firefighters around Arizona are battling numerous wildfires as weather forecasters warn of dangerously high temperatures over the next few days.
Sandy Valley Fire near Las Vegas, Nevada in June 2021

Wildfire in Mountains Casts Plume of Smoke Over Las Vegas

Fire officials said Thursday that crews were battling a wildfire that forced a precautionary evacuation of a Boy Scout camp and cast a huge plume of smoke into the evening sky.

Governor Tours AZ 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.
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Fire Crews Find Body While Battling FL Grass Fire, Cops Say

Firefighters found a body while they were putting out a grass fire at a rest area near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, police said.
Wildfires in Arizona seen from residential area

Wildfires Smolder Across Dry, Drought-Stricken Southwest

Firefighters gained a toehold on a massive wildfire in Arizona, one of several burning across the Southwest.
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MT Crews Likely to Help Fight Fires in Other States

A historic drought in the southwestern U.S. means Montana firefighters will likely be asked to help other states handle blazes that could fill Montana’s skies with smoke this summer, fire-weather meteorologist Coleen Haskell told Gov. Greg Gianforte on Wednesday.
Rural wildfire in Arizona

Rural AZ Residents Wait as Wildfire Spreads Uncontained

Firefighters in Arizona were fighting to gain a foothold into a massive wildfire, one of two that has forced thousands to flee.
Smoke from Telegraph Fire

Growing AZ Wildfire Prompts New Evacuation Orders

Residents near a town in south-central Arizona are the latest to evacuate as one of two wildfires, fueled by gusty winds and dry weather, grew overnight, authorities said Monday.