Fire Season 2018

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Randy Brooks' son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer?

To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, it was more of a command.

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As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting.

Authorities say two southern Arizona firefighters were injured when their fire engine blew a tire and rolled in Nevada while they were returning to Arizona from a fire assignment in California.

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The Arizona National Guard says a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and its crew from the National Guard's 98th Aviation Troop Command are headed to California to help with fight wildfires.

USFS

Crews are expecting cooler weather to help efforts to put out two wildfires in rural northern Arizona.

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