Associated Press

Associated Press (AP) — More than 2,000 firefighters are battling three major wildfires burning in forested mountains and desert hills of national forests across Arizona.


A Type 1 incident management team has assumed command of the Bush Fire burning in east-central Arizona north of Phoenix. Firefighters plan to use burnout operations today in an effort to hold the wildfire west of Highway 188.

Residents of Brownsville, Jake’s Corner, Slate Creek, and Pioneer Pass were all ordered to leave yesterday, joining the previously evacuated communities of Tonto Basin, Punkin Center, Sunflower, and Apache Lake. The wildfire is now 150,000 acres with 7 percent containment. It’s the largest of several fires currently burning in Arizona.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the program that protects immigrants who were brought to the country as children and allows them to work.

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Pima County sheriff’s deputies went door to door in Santa Catalina Mountains overlooking Tucson on Thursday to notify residents of an expansion of the evacuation area threatened by a wildfire.


A former elected official in metro Phoenix accused of running an illegal adoption scheme in three states involving women from the Marshall Islands has pleaded guilty to fraud charges.