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AUG 27, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Documents: Winds shifted minutes before firefighters killed

Seven minutes after a deputy radioed that the wind from a growing wildfire had shifted direction, dispatchers got a second call: A burn victim needed an ambulance. Within the span of 12 minutes, the wildfire in Washington state went from being just one of many lightning-sparked blazes burning across the Pacific Northwest to the scene of the deadliest single wildfire ...

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AUG 26, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Arizona severs ties with prison operator over violent uprisings

Arizona will fire the private operator running a state prison after three major uprisings that caused extensive damage and forced more than 1,200 inmates to be relocated, Governor Doug Ducey said on Wednesday.     The state has already begun the process of canceling its contract with Utah-based Management and Training Corp in the wake of riots and violence inside two units at ...

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AUG 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Today in Arizona History

On this date in 1881, troops from Fort Apache, under the command of Gen. Eugene A. Carr, arrested the Apache Medicine Man Noch-ay-del-klinne in his camp, thus setting off a battle in which the Medicine Man, several soldiers and Apache Indians were killed. On this date in 1886, Jacob Himblin, Mormon missionary, scout and explorer who was in charge of ...

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AUG 21, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Q&A: The story behind an invasive plant in the southwest

The invasive tree has an extensive root system that sucks up nearby water and leaves that leak a salt-like substance, killing native plants nearby. The plant grows thick with large branches covered in dirt, often making it hard for firefighters to go in and contain fires where salt cedar is burning. A fire where salt cedar is burning typically requires ...

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AUG 11, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Progress reported in fighting Arizona blaze as western fires rage

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Firefighters battling a major wildfire in northwestern Arizona on Monday reported progress in containing the blaze that forced people out of about 1,000 homes and charred about 6,100 acres (2,468 hectares). The Willow fire in the Mohave Valley, about 30 miles (48 km)southeast of Bullhead City, Arizona, was 40 percent contained by late Monday, ...

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