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Arizona city watches, worries as mountain area burns

Jul. 23, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Anxious residents packed up prized possessions Tuesday as hundreds of firefighters worked to keep a wildfire in a forested Arizona city away from homes while they got help from the weather. About two dozen homes have been evacuated in Flagstaff, a popular mountain getaway in the...

The Latest: Flash flood warning for areas below wildfire

Jul. 23, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire in northern Arizona (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Flagstaff communities in the shadow of a wildfire. The weather service says up to an inch of rain already has fallen over the fire. Flooding is...

The Latest: Gusty winds pose challenge to Arizona fire crews

Jul. 23, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on an Arizona wildfire (all times local): 8 a.m. Fire crews are using trails and roads to try to corral a wildfire burning near Flagstaff to keep it away from homes. Operations chief Todd Abel says the fire has burned more intensely because of sometimes gusty winds that...

Fire crews try to keep blaze away from Arizona homes, resort

Jul. 22, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Crews on Monday were trying to keep a wildfire in a popular Arizona vacation area from homes and a ski resort. Still, more than two dozen homes were under an evacuation order, and thousands of people were told to prepare by packing supplies for at least three days. The firefighters...

The Latest: Better mapping puts Arizona fire at smaller size

Jul. 22, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire north of Flagstaff that has burned 1.25 square miles (3.2 square kilometers) and forced some evacuations (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Better mapping shows a wildfire in northern Arizona has a smaller footprint than previously estimated. Fire officials say...

The Latest: Governor says wildfire near Flagstaff has grown

Jul. 21, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a growing wildfire north of Flagstaff (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Gov. Doug Ducey says a wildfire north of Flagstaff has grown to nearly two-thirds of a square mile (400 acres or 1.6 square kilometers.) U.S. Forest Service officials say the fire was reported about 11...

Wildfire north of Flagstaff leads to rec areas' evacuations

Jul. 21, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An evacuation notice has been issued for some recreational areas as firefighters battle a growing wildfire north of Flagstaff. U.S. Forest Service officials say the fire was reported about 11 a.m. Sunday by lookouts and multiple calls from citizens. It was at 5 acres by noon with...

House committee approves bill on mining near Grand Canyon

Jul. 17, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A key congressional committee has endorsed a bill to make permanent a ban on the filing of new mining claims around the Grand Canyon. The House Natural Resources Committee approved the measure sponsored by its chairman, Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, on Wednesday. There...

Ex-Navajo president's daughter pleads guilty in DUI case

Jul. 17, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The daughter of former Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is serving three years of probation in a DUI case. Karis Begaye pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor impaired driving and criminal damage, and to a felony count of endangerment. She had been serving as legal counsel...

Flagstaff police arrest man accused in drive-by shooting

Jul. 15, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Flagstaff say they have arrested a suspect in a shooting that left a man with life-threatening injuries. They say 38-year-old Isaac Garcia of Flagstaff has been booked into the Coconino County jail on suspicion of assault-drive by shooting, aggravated assault with a deadly...