Tunnel Fire

Firefighters

Firefighters get pay boost, say more needed as wildfires keep growing – Cronkite News

Advocates welcomed the announcement this week that pay for federal firefighters will increase by as much as $20,000 this year, what one official called a potentially “life-changing” step for the chronically underpaid crews. But they say more still needs to be done to attract and retain crews to the dangerous job of battling wildland blazes,

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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