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Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California – Associated Press

Photo: The Pipeline Fire outside of Flagstaff The Western U.S. on Monday marked another day of hot, dry and windy weather as crews from California to New Mexico battled wildfires that had forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. Roughly 2,500 homes have been evacuated because of two wildfires burning on the outskirts of

Wildfires

Crooks Fire update, Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Photo by D.R. Patterson Location: 11 nautical miles south of Prescott-Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, SEC 1), near Mt Union. Start Date:  April 18, 2022 Size:    Approximately 8018 acres, 20% Containment Cause:    Under Investigation Vegetation:   Timber (Litter and Understory), Chaparral (6 feet) Number of Personnel Assigned: 786 On Tuesday, a combination of southerly winds and

Wildlife

Arizona Wildfires Update: Crooks and Tunnel Fires

Photo: Crooks Fire From InciWeb: Tunnel Fire Helicopters, crews make progress with lines around fire Helicopters aided in fire suppression efforts today on the 20,198-acre Tunnel Fire, while crews continued making progress dowsing hotspots along the fire’s western flank near Forest Road 420 (Schultz Pass Road) and around Timberline Estates and Wupatki Trail subdivisions. In

Wildfires

Massive flames force evacuation of hundreds of Arizona homes

[Editor’s Note: InciWeb is calling this the Tunnel Fire.] Winds kicked up a towering wall of flames in rural northern Arizona on Tuesday, tearing through two-dozen structures and forcing the evacuation of more than 700 homes. Coconino County declared an emergency Tuesday as the fast-moving wildfire outside of the Northern Arizona University college town of

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Colorado wildfires burn hundreds of homes, force evacuations

An estimated 580 homes, a hotel and a shopping center have burned and tens of thousands of people were evacuated in wind-fueled wildfires outside Denver, officials said Thursday evening. At least one first responder and six others were injured, though Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle acknowledged there could be more injuries and deaths could be

Opinion

Opinion: Your Utility Should Expect the Unexpected, It’s on the Way

The flooding in New York City, the high winds in New Orleans, and the winter freeze in Texas usher in a new reality for the electric industry, showing how outdated its infrastructure has become and how it has to expect the unexpected. Resilience is the word used by utilities to describe their ability to speedily

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