wildfires

Climate Change

Study: Drought-breaking rains more rare, erratic in US West

Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over the past half-century as climate change warmed the planet, according to a sweeping government study released Tuesday that concludes the situation is worsening. The most dramatic changes were recorded in the desert Southwest, where the average dry period between rainstorms

COVID-19

Inhaled smoke could raise risks of COVID-19 for firefighters, expert warns

More than 10.3 million acres of land were scorched by wildfires nationwide in 2020. Firefighters battling the harrowing flames often work shifts that exceed 24 hours, and they stay in close quarters in remote locations for weeks at a time, offering a prime opportunity for COVID-19 to spread. In addition, firefighters in urban areas as

Wildfires

Goat Fire north of Cherry 100% Contained

The Goat Fire, which was reported on Saturday, January 9, 2021 is 100% contained.  Firefighters reported very little interior heat and minimal smoke.  The 28-acre Goat Fire is burning west of HWY 260 and north of the community of Cherry at the end of Forest Road 360 (T14N, R3E, Sec 4). The Goat Fire is

National

Watch out LA: Feds calculate riskiest, safest places in US

Spending her life in Los Angeles, Morgan Andersen knows natural disasters all too well. In college, an earthquake shook her home hard. Her grandfather was affected by recent wildfires in neighboring Orange County. “It’s just that constant reminder, ‘Oh yeah, we live somewhere where there’s natural disasters and they can strike at any time,’” said

Local

12-7-2020 Wildland Fire Ponderosa Park

On December 7, 2020, at 6:50 PM, Prescott Regional Communication Center received a 911 call reporting a tree on fire about 10 feet from a garage in Ponderosa Park just outside of Prescott. The incident was upgraded to a structure fire response due to the close proximity of structures. Upon arrival crews found a ½

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