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The Pinal Fire

On May 8, 2017, a discharge of cloud-to-ground lightning struck an oak tree in the Pinal Mountains. It was a dying tree with smooth grey deadwood in its canopy and offered little resistance to a bolt of super-heated lightning that delivered 50,000 degrees F. of fire- starting power.  The smoke …

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Whitetail and Sawmill Fires – Email Update – June 20, 2015 16:28 PST

Whitetail and Sawmill Fires June 20, 2015 Incident Commander: Nate Barrett, and Brad Johnson, IC-Trainee Information Contact:  Valerie Azure and Gabrielle Kenton—928-475-2326 8:00 am. to 5:30 pm.     Start Date:  June 20, 2015  Growth Potential:  Fire activity is high in steep, rocky terrain.  Size:  Whitetail = 11,500+ acres           Sawmill …

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