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A wildfire in Arizona that had neighboring New Mexico breathing in smoke was one of several blazes scorching the drought-stricken Southwest, signaling what could be a devastating summer.
10 agencies joined in the effort at Friedman Waste Control Systems in west Phoenix on Saturday afternoon as wooden pallets loaded with cardboard and paper fueled the flames.
“I think the Southwest is really primed for a bad fire season,” University of Utah fire scientist Phil Dennison said.
Firefighter survival training from the Kingman Fire Department.
Chief Light reported Firefighter Seets' death as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.