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Backbone Fire in Arizona nearly triples in size to 17,126 acres

June 19 (UPI) -- The Backbone Fire in Arizona nearly tripled in size overnight to more than 17,000 acres, officials reported on Saturday. The blaze, which had consumed 6,000 acres as of a report on Friday night had burned 17,126 acres and was 0% contained as crews struggled to find containment locations, according to a report by InciWeb on Saturday morning.
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Police Shoot Driver Who Plowed Through Arizona Road Race Injuring Nine Cyclists

Nearly a dozen people were hospitalized Saturday after a man allegedly drove his vehicle through an Arizona bicycle race. According to CNN, the incident took place Saturday morning in Show Low, Arizona, where a Ford F-150 plowed through a group of cyclists participating in the annual Bike the Bluff event. Law enforcement confirmed the 35-year-old suspect was shot by police shortly after he fled the scene. He is said to be in critical but stable condition. Organizers said there were about 270 participants in this year’s race.
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Arizona Police Shoot Suspect Who Allegedly Drove into Group of Elderly Cyclists

At least nine people were hospitalized Saturday in Show Low, Arizona, after a driver struck a group of cyclists. Of those injured during the Bike the Bluff State Championship Road Race, seven were transported to Summit Healthcare, including one who was airlifted from the scene, according to a statement from the Show Low Police Department. Of the other six, four are in critical condition and two are critical but stable. Another two to three walk-in victims are in stable condition.
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Arizona police shoot suspect who struck multiple cyclists with vehicle

(CNN) — Police in Show Low, Arizona, on Saturday shot a suspect who they say struck multiple cyclists with a vehicle during a bicycle race. According to the Show Low Police Department, seven victims were taken to the hospital, including one who was transported via air. Of the other six, four are in critical condition and two are in critical but stable condition, police said. Another two or three victims were walk-ins at the hospital and are in stable condition, police said.
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Backbone Fire: The Latest On The Wildfire Near Strawberry, Arizona

June 19: Wildfire Forces Evacuations In Forest Northeast Of Phoenix. The Backbone Fire grew to over 17,000 acres Saturday morning, amidst ongoing evacuations in the area. Residents in the communities of Strawberry and Hunt Ranch near Payson have been ordered to evacuate. Randi Shaffer from the Coconino National Forest says...
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At least nine people injured in Arizona bike race hit-and-run

Police in Arizona shot a suspect who allegedly struck nine cyclists with a vehicle during a race, local authorities said. A suspect in a Ford F-150 struck multiple bicyclists at around 7:25 a.m. local time during a benefit race called Bike the Bluff in Show Low, a city roughly 180 miles northeast of Phoenix. The money being raised is slated to go toward a local Christian school.
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