State trust lands in Gila, Maricopa and Pinal counties will be under Stage 1 fire restrictions effective Thursday morning.
Jun. 7, 2023
Tonto National Forest sign
The Tonto National Forest will enter Stage 1 fire restrictions starting Thursday morning at 8 a.m.
Jun. 7, 2023
The Wilbur Fire in the Coconino National Forest
Federal officials are expecting to close an area of the Coconino National Forest on Thursday in order to battle the Wilbur Fire.
Jun. 7, 2023
Donnell Wildfire in California, 2018
Several major homeowner’s insurance companies have effectively pulled out of California citing “rapidly growing catastrophe exposure” as their reasoning. What does this mean for Arizona — especially as wildfire season begins?
Jun. 7, 2023
Biosphere 2
Crews contained a 13-acre fire a half a mile from the Biosphere 2 science facility in Oracle on Sunday night.
Jun. 5, 2023
An aerial view of Flagstaff, Arizona
Flagstaff has created evacuation zones that are designed to help speed up getting people to safety while minimizing the number of residents asked to flee.
May. 31, 2023
Coconino County Supervisor Patrice Horstman (from left), U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly and Coconino County Supervisor Jeronimo Vasquez.
County and federal officials say they’ve prepared regions of Coconino County that were hammered by flooding last year. And they’re relying on millions of dollars from the U.S. government to help.
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May. 25, 2023
The Bureau of Land Management is imposing campfire and smoking restrictions at 8 a.m. Friday in portions of Yuma, La Paz and Mohave counties.
May. 25, 2023
The pilot program uses satellite technology, not cellular, to track crews in real-time.
May. 17, 2023
Coconino National Forest
University scientists want to revegetate areas in northern Arizona decimated by last year’s fires and flooding, and they’re asking the public to help.
May. 15, 2023
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Firefighters have contained 60% of a wildfire burning south of Wickenburg. Since Thursday, the Cloud Fire has scorched nearly 900 acres near the city northwest of the Valley and spread through desert vegetation. According to the state forestry service, the fire was human-caused.
May. 13, 2023
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A wildfire south of Wickenburg that started Thursday afternoon has burned over 800 acres.
May. 12, 2023
An aerial view of Flagstaff, Arizona
Prescribed burns are scheduled to last through the rest of Friday in the Flagstaff Ranger District and through next week in the Mogollon Rim District.
May. 12, 2023
Power lines
Salt River Project, which has a number of transmission lines on national forest land, has launched a pilot program to mount cameras on transmission lines to scout for wildfires.
May. 9, 2023
Coconino County has aggressively been thinning its forests to try to reduce the amount of overgrowth that leads to violent fires like those last year that burned more than 30 homes and 80 square miles. But current thinning practices don’t create desirable logs with any real use. So it’s trying out different technologies to eliminate a growing problem ahead of any new fires.
May. 9, 2023
Grand Canyon
Arizona’s forest managers excluded wildfire from the landscape for more than a century, but in recent years they have learned that small blazes can help thin the forest floor. That means fire could come to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon this week.
May. 8, 2023
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Fire season is already under way, with a few minor blazes reported in the state so far this year, and investigators are looking for a person in one of them. The Molino 2 Fire broke out in Coronado National Forest and briefly shut down the Catalina Highway near Tucson.
May. 3, 2023
The U.S. Forest Service has expanded a camping and campfire ban around Flagstaff to reduce the risk of human-caused fires in northern Arizona.
May. 2, 2023
prescribed burn
Prescribed burn operations have begun in Tonto National Forest, in southern Arizona near Sonoita, and in Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff.
Apr. 25, 2023
oak tree fire
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will begin ignitions for a controlled burn about 50 miles south of Tucson.
Apr. 24, 2023


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