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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

State

Burned acreage up sharply, as Arizona 2020 wildfire season winds down

The acreage torched by wildfires in Arizona was up sharply this year, but fire officials said it was still not a particularly bad season in terms of lives lost and structures burned in the blazes. The 2020 wildfire season had burned just under 955,000 acres as of Wednesday, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry

Wildfires

Wildfire smoke in US exposes millions to hazardous pollution

Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergency room visits to spike and potentially thousands of deaths among the elderly and infirm, according to an Associated Press analysis of pollution data and interviews with physicians,

Opinion

Opinion: Experts Throw Water on the ‘Record Wildfires’ Story

Have the California wildfires of 2020 “set a record,” as state officials report? Only if you don’t look back too far. What some are calling “unfathomable” today was commonplace in California’s past — and helps explain why America’s West Coast has a forestry management problem. On Sunday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection,

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