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Paxon speaks about Rodeo-Chediski Fire ten years later

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Paxon speaks about Rodeo-Chediski Fire ten years later

CREATED Jun 18, 2012

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

Reporter: Guy Atchley

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - During the Rodeo/Chediski Fire in 2002, Jim Paxon was the face of the fire.

As the fire information officer for the U.S. Forest Service, Paxon was on the air nonstop with radio and television stations all over the United States and the world.

His down-to-earth style and succinct delivery made him a nightly fixture on KGUN 9 On Your Side for weeks.

Today, Paxon is the public information officer for Arizona Game and Fish, but agreed to meet us in the White Mountains to give us his take on Rodeo/Chediski -- ten years later.