The Goodwin Fire was a wildfire that burned 28,516 acres (115.40 km2)
in the U.S. state of Arizona from June 24 to July 10, 2017. The fire
destroyed 17 homes and damaged another 19 structures, but no one was
killed. The fire was first detected on June 24 by a two-man fire patrol
that spotted smoke in the Bradshaw Mountains near Prescott, Arizona. Fed
by high winds and undisturbed growths of chaparral, and with fire crews
impaired by difficult terrain, the fire grew from 150 acres (61 ha) on
June 24 to 25,000 acres (10,000 ha) on June 29. Several communities
in Yavapai County were evacuated, and Arizona State Route 69 was
closed. Firefighting aircraft were grounded twice by civilian drones
operating illegally in the burn area, but firefighters made rapid
progress containing the fire's spread after June 28, and it was fully
contained on July 10. Investigators did not determine any particular
cause for the fire.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The first of the Thai cultural mandates was issued, officially
changing the country's name from Siam to Thailand.
Amid racial tensions, U.S. Army military police shot and killed
a black serviceman after a confrontation at a pub in Bamber Bridge,
Following the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre the 13th Central
Committee of the Chinese Communist Party appointed Jiang Zemin as
general secretary in place of Zhao Ziyang.
John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut at the Wimbledon
Championships, concluding the longest match in tennis history, which
lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes over three days.
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