Author Topic: The area around Arizona's wildfires is so dry, firefighters' heavy equipment is causing small flareu  (Read 1573 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Elderberry

  • TBR Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 15,685
CNN By Aya Elamroussi and Andy Rose 6/9/2021

The area around Arizona's wildfires is so dry, firefighters' heavy equipment is causing small flareups

The area near where two large wildfires have been growing for days in eastern Arizona is so dry that firefighters trying to tame the blaze have started fires sparked by their own equipment, officials said Tuesday.

The Telegraph Fire has burned more than 76,000 acres and the Mescal Fire has scorched more than 65,000 acres, according to the Interagency Incident Information Center.

"Even our own fire equipment is starting fires," said Dean McAlister, a fire information officer. "The blades and the tracks of the (heavy equipment) sparking against the fuels have actually created some fires along the fire line."

More: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/us/arizona-wildfires-telegraph-mescal-wednesday/index.html

Online Cyber Liberty

  • Coffee! Donuts! Kittens!
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 67,655
  • Gender: Male
This is a bad one.  Cities are being evacuated.  Many cabins already gone.
December 11, 2020:  "Government of the people, by the people and for the people has finally perished from the Earth."
I will NOT comply.
 
Castillo del Cyber Autonomous Zone ~~~~~>                          :dontfeed:

Online PeteS in CA

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,463
Both are in pretty rugged hilly or mountainous terrain.
US Coronavirus timeline: https://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,395099.msg2169385.html#msg2169385

China Coronavirus timeline: https://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,395099.msg2184146.html#msg2184146

Achhhhh ... ssss ... sss ... I HATES Clicksbaitsesssssss!

Think of the Press as Democratic Operatives with Bylines and it All Makes Sense - Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit blog

Modern journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn't know because they might reflect badly on Democrats. - Jim Treacher