The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Prescott Valley man June 30 for operating a drone while firefighters worked to contain the Goodwin Fire.
Bells rang 19 times in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Yarnell at 4:42 a.m. on June 30 to remember the 19 men who lost their lives four years ago in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
The Coconino National Forest will switch to Type II fire restriction mode starting June 22. Even though forest officials had prohibited campfires starting June 15, they found 34 abandoned campfires last weekend.
Firefighters contained a small wildfire Thursday in Williams despite a drone flying over the area that delayed operations. Fire officials reported more than 40 drones over wildfires in 2016 and several already this fire season.
Fire managers evacuated two communities near Payson June 15 and warned a third to be ready to leave as they expected winds to push flames toward their homes.
A stretch of highway between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim is closed because of a wildfire burning north of the city. The Arizona Department of Transportation has not said yet when the popular roadway will reopen.
Two of the state’s six national forests - the Coronado and the Tonto - have issued stage one fire restrictions meaning no campfires nor smoking outside a car or building.
President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of national monument designations on Wednesday. This includes Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in southern Utah.
An iconic Navajo activist and matriarch has died. Katherine Smith was best known for standing up to the federal government in the 1970s when it forced thousands of Navajo people to move off their land. She died March 29.
A wet winter means fire season is expected to start later than usual in Arizona’s mountains. But southern Arizona is a different story.