Wildfires

A map of the San Rafael Fire
A fire is raging at the southern border southeast of Patagonia. The Rafael Fire has burned more than 10,000 acres since it began Saturday.
May. 9, 2022
Tunnel Fire Flagstaff
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for this weekend in northern Arizona. Flagstaff meteorologist Jeremy Mazone says the warning began Saturday morning, and critical weather conditions may even continue throughout the week.
May. 7, 2022
Bighorn Fire night burnout
Wildfire season has begun early in the Southwest, prompting a commitment from the Biden Administration to mobilize available funding and resources to help. The White House says the number of acres burned across the United States is already 78% higher than the 10-year average for this time of year.
May. 7, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
The wildfire season is off to an early start, with the Tunnel and Crooks fires combining to burn nearly 30,000 acres. So the Bureau of Land Management is issuing fire restrictions for much of the state.
May. 4, 2022
smoke rises from a fire
A Burned Area Emergency Response, or BAER team, is currently assessing the next threats from the Tunnel Fire in northern Arizona.
May. 2, 2022
A wildland firefighter at Museum Fire
The city of Flagstaff is working with Coconino County and the Flood Control District to avoid repeat flooding in the burn scar area of 2019’s Museum Fire.
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Apr. 29, 2022
Tonto National Forest
Stage 1 fire restrictions will be in place starting May 5 in the Coconino National Forest, the Tonto National Forest and southern parts of the Kaibab National Forest.
Apr. 29, 2022
Firefighter
U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran hosted a town hall Wednesday focused on the Tunnel Fire, which destroyed at least 100 properties.
Apr. 27, 2022
Fronteras Desk logo
Firefighters in southern Arizona are making headway battling the Locklin Fire. The blaze was reported late Monday night in the town of Bisbee in Cochise County.
Apr. 26, 2022
Smoke rises from the Sierra de Alamos
A state deputy said an unattended campfire is being investigated as a possible cause, and said the incident shows the importance of raising awareness about responsible behavior in the state's wild areas.
Apr. 25, 2022
flames from the tunnel fire
The Tunnel Fire continues to burn acreage in northern Arizona, signaling the beginning of wildfire season in the state.
Apr. 25, 2022
Tunnel Fire BAER team
As the Tunnel Fire ravaged huge swaths of northern Arizona a few weeks ago, homes and forests were burned, as well as the entirety of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.
Apr. 19, 2022
The Crooks Fire burns near Prescott
Wildfires driven by strong winds have erupted in northern Arizona. In Coconino County, the Tunnel Fire exploded to at least 6,000 acres by Tuesday afternoon. In Yavapai County, the Crooks Fire continued Tuesday.
Apr. 19, 2022
Prescott National Forest sign
Prescott National Forest officials said in a statement that this weekend’s weather could bring “extreme fire danger” to the site of the Crooks Fire, which was 96% contained as of Sunday.
Apr. 18, 2022
Coconino National Forest
High winds in northern Arizona this week have suspended plans for upcoming prescribed burns.
Apr. 18, 2022
Telegraph Fire
Arizona’s inaugural Healthy Forest Initiative crew begins work on Monday. The initiative, which was passed last year, created a prison labor team to clean up dry foliage that may spark wildfires.
Apr. 3, 2022
Flash flood
Climate change could dramatically increase the risk of extreme rainfall after wildfires, potentially triggering more flash floods and mudslides across much of the western U.S.
Apr. 1, 2022
Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey addressed members of the media Thursday on the upcoming fire season. With temperatures climbing into the 80s, Ducey said foresters are looking back on a wet monsoon followed by a dry winter, which put a lot of fuel on the ground over the last several months.
Mar. 31, 2022
Tonto National Forest
The U.S. Forest Service released a final environmental impact statement and draft record for the Tonto National Forest plan. The plan creates management guidelines for the forest for the next 15 years.
Mar. 25, 2022
bush fire
Wildfire damage to Arizona’s rural areas can last for years. But the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed last year could help some of those communities rebound.
Mar. 2, 2022

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