Stories tagged: "fire"


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Tempe Police Investigating After Someone Burned Pride Flag Hanging at City Hall

"This act of aggression does not represent our community," said City Manager Andrew Ching.

Buckeye Valley Fire District firetruck (Photo from Buckeye Valley Fire District's website)
Arizona Fire Districts Face Uncertain Funding Future After Ballot Measure’s Failure

Arizona voters said no to a plan that would have added one-tenth of a penny to the state sales tax to benefit rural fire district.

Buckeye Valley Fire District firetruck (Photo from Buckeye Valley Fire District's website)
Opinion: Your Vote for Proposition 310 Can Fix the State’s Fire District Crisis

Prop 310's temporary one-tenth of a cent sales tax will generate approximately $150 million dollars annually for the state’s fire districts.  

Western Wildfires
Strong Winds Could Lead To Explosive Fire Growth in West

“It was a miracle that people got out because we had so little time.”

Arizona Wildfires
Arizona Wildfire Doubles in Size Near College Town

Coconino County officials said during an evening news conference that 766 homes and 1,000 animals had been evacuated.

smoke billowing into air above Tempe railroad cars that caught fire
Train Derails on Tempe Bridge, as Many as 10 Railroad Cars Catch Fire

The Tempe Town Lake area was filled with smoke Wednesday morning after a train derailed on a bridge and its cars caught fire. Here's what we know so far.

Photo by Rick Wiley, Associated Press
UPDATED: 2020 Is a Record-Breaking Year for Arizona Wildfires. Here’s What We Know So Far.

Get the facts on where wildfires are burning throughout the state, how 2020 stacks up to previous years, and the toll these fires take on the environment.