“Hot, dry and windy conditions which were a perfect storm for this thing to take off on us,” Capt.

“Everybody was out parked on the sides of the roads knowing that they had to be out of their homes but not quite wanting to go.”. Firefighters said the heat coupled with high winds created dangerous conditions for spreading fire. Firefighters said about 1,600 people in the area are without power because of the fire. The Pig Fire, named due to its proximity near Pig Trough Tank, was reported about 4:45 p.m. yesterday and started on the east side of the northbound lane of I … Phoenix ranks among ‘rattiest’ cities in America, 3-year-old boy in critical condition after nearly drowning in Phoenix, Temperatures starting their tumble over the weekend, Brophy HS hail Mary may be 'play of the year', Friday Night Fever preview: Hamilton vs. Saguaro on national TV, Bush Fire updates: Evacuations lifted as fire continues to burn, Evacuations ordered for Bighorn Fire as it burns 65,536 acres in southern Arizona, Central Fire burning near New River north of Phoenix grows to more than 4,400 acres, North Rim of Grand Canyon closed as Mangum Fire burns 71,043 acres. • Evacuations ordered for Bighorn Fire as it burns 65,536 acres in southern Arizona • Central Fire burning near New River north of Phoenix grows to more than 4,400 acres Mark Vanacore with Phoenix Fire said. The train crew was not injured. Hundreds of firefighters responded to the scene to battle the fire.

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Plumes of smoke rise above fiery scene of train derailment Wednesday. Phoenix police said there were initial reports of a shooting in the area, but it was determined no shooting took place. Officials said it was a 5-alarm fire, and all available firefighters across the North Valley responded when it first broke out on Tuesday. Drivers are urged to use caution in the area, use alternate routes or postpone travel. "The fire has been knocked down and the crews continue to address any hotspots along the bridge.". #AZFire #AZForestry Multiple agencies worked furiously to protect nearby homes and structures, but at least one home and two secondary structures were destroyed. Investigators with the Federal Railroad Administration were en route to the crash scene, KTVK/KPHO reported. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said early Wednesday that the fire burned 897 acres and was 5% contained. Courthouse. “My kids called me today while I was at work and told me there was a fire so yeah, I trucked it,” she said.

One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire on a bridge over Tempe Town Lake in Arizona, officials said Wednesday. Tempe police Chief Sylvia Moir urged residents via Twitter to stay away from the scene, which she described as very dangerous. ... — ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) June 20, 2016. Firefighters from several departments worked overnight to extinguish a brush fire in a field on the west side of the Valley. Meanwhile, as air tankers dropped retardant from above, trucks and trailers lined Cloud Road waiting to rescue the pride of the neighborhood.

Jorge Torres 5:24 PM, Oct 17, 2020 ... Dept. ", "The focus of the initial operation was to contain the fire and keep it from spreading to additional cars," Ruiz told reporters. The bridge had its annual inspection on July 9. of Education gives AZ additional $500k for schools that innovate.

The evacuation zone for the Aquila Fire in north Phoenix. NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The fire in the Vista del Cielo area of Nogales is 75 percent contained, officials said.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says the fire is south of State Route 69, at milepost 262.

It also threatened commercial infrastructure, including schools, fire stations, churches, a shopping center, and an above ground gas line. • Bush Fire updates: Evacuations lifted as fire continues to burn, • Evacuations ordered for Bighorn Fire as it burns 65,536 acres in southern Arizona, • Central Fire burning near New River north of Phoenix grows to more than 4,400 acres, • North Rim of Grand Canyon closed as Mangum Fire burns 71,043 acres. More than 1,800 people were without power nearby, according to an Arizona Public Service electric utility’s outage map that cited service interruption to a major power line as the reason. #DoveFire w/n #Tortolitas is fairly quiet now, but it made a big push to south & east last night due to outflow winds from t-storms. Eight to 10 train cars were on fire, according to McMahan.

(CNN)One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire on a bridge over Tempe Town Lake in Arizona, officials said Wednesday.

The south side of the bridge collapsed, sending rail cars into an empty park below, the statement said. The cause of the derailment is under investigation. "There's fire pouring into the lake from the middle of the bridge," Camille Kimball, who was riding her bike under the structure, told. The fire reached four alarms, which Tempe Fire Chief Greg Ruiz said was a "very, very large event.

The Red Cross set up an evacuation center at Boulder Creek High School at 40404 N Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem. But those airdrops and buckets of water from helicopters helped protect plenty of homes, giving Joyce and others hope that they can save their livestock. Nearly 100 firefighters from Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa and Scottsdale responded to the scene, according to Siebert. One person was treated for smoke inhalation, McMahan said.

People who were evacuated could return to their homes at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Huddleston quickly rounded up his family only to be caught by tankers dropping pink retardant right on his white pickup.

PHOENIX - Phoenix Fire crews put out a massive fire that broke out at a four-story apartment complex under construction late Sunday night near Downtown Phoenix. PHOENIX - Phoenix Fire crews put out a massive fire that broke out at a four-story apartment complex under construction late Sunday night near Downtown Phoenix. "We're just hoping we can get in there and these poor firefighters can get this fire out catch a break," Joyce said. Crews will be watching it overnight to make sure there are no flareups. Phoenix Fire crews are battling a large fire near downtown Sunday night. The Phoenix Fire Department said crews halted the fire's progress as of 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. He said authorities had responded to a smaller derailment in the same area on June 26 -- which resulted in a fire on some rail ties. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No change in acreage on #EdwinFire, 137 acres & 50% contained. "Just got slurry bombed along with our cars and trucks and everything," he said. ARIZONA WOMAN'S BODY RECOVERED AT GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK.

GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS5) - An 82-year-old woman has died after she was hit by a car Monday morning in Gilbert. But Ruiz said the liquid had leaked from one derailed car onto a "drybed area.". "Suddenly the winds changed, and it started coming up over the hill and pushing towards our house," Huddleston explained. The Arizona Department of Transportation tweeted photos of the fire that could be seen from miles away. Two contained. Hazy skies in Valley caused by Horse Fire and CA wildfires.

All residents from I-17 to 19th Avenue between Desert Hills Drive and Cloud Drive were asked to evacuate. Joyce jumped into action after she heard the fire was quickly approaching her neighbor's place. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Arrests were made in connection to an argument between a group of people who were armed, but no shots were fired. The crash happened near Cholla Street and Warner Road just after 5 a.m. Police say the driver stayed at the crash while Gilbert fire and police worked to perform life saving efforts on the woman, later identified as Hy Dinh, but she was pronounced dead on scene.

"It is possible the derailment led to the partial bridge collapse but don't know that for sure at this time," Siebert said. Firefighters will continue to monitor the area and mop up into Wednesday.

Closures are in place within Apache, Gila, and Navajo Counties, and Coconino County, south of the Grand Canyon. Fire Restrictions and Closures Across Arizona As of Friday, May 25th, state-owned and managed lands in Arizona are either under Stage I or Stage II Fire Restrictions or closures. At the time of the request, the agency said, the fire threatened about 400 homes near the Desert Hill, Anthem and Cave Creek communities. AZ State Forestry @azstateforestry. PHOENIX — Firefighters worked to control a fast-moving fire that sparked just north of Interstate 17 and Carefree Highway on Tuesday afternoon. Read on for more details. The operator was safe and assisting hazmat technicians, according to Siebert.