Arizona Trail within the Telegraph Fire
The Arizona Legislature has wrapped up its study on wildfire and the federal response to the damage fires can cause, which includes severe flooding.
Nov. 28, 2022
Bush Fire
This week, the Service will carry out a prescribed burn in Tonto National Forest north of Globe.
Nov. 15, 2022
What do an Old West mystery/fantasy novel, a former transgender firefighter and NaNoWriMo have in common? Find out on this episode of KJZZ's Word. It's a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region.
Nov. 6, 2022
Detention basins
Flagstaff city officials announced the completion of a detention basin on the city’s west side that will help protect homes from flooding.
Nov. 3, 2022
Kaibab National Forest project manager Samantha Flores
In northern Arizona, officials are working to clear overgrown tree lines that haven’t been touched in generations. It's an expensive operation officials hope will save the region’s biggest towns from even more costly fires and floods.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
Oct. 24, 2022
A view from the O'Leary Peak webcam
Over the past few decades, wildfires in the western U.S. have grown more frequent and burned more land. A new paper shows how the impacts of those fires are felt elsewhere in the county.
Oct. 19, 2022
Tonto National Forest
Two restoration projects are underway in the Tonto National Forest. The treatments are being done to mitigate the results of a wildfire that occurred over 30 years ago.
Oct. 8, 2022
London Bridge Lake Havasu City
A popular tourist destination in Arizona is getting federal funds to boost its emergency response.
Sep. 27, 2022
Smoke curls in the air above the Pipeline Fire burning near Flagstaff
Wildfire season in Arizona turned out to be mild compared to past years. Last year, 1,600 fires burned about 530,000 acres of forest in the state.
Sep. 23, 2022
Wildfires are growing more frequent and severe, and wildfire season has lengthened by almost three months since the late-1970s. Experts say it’s time to think beyond battling these inevitable blazes and find a way to live with them.
More Arizona science news
Sep. 20, 2022
KJZZ logo generic card
The city of Las Vegas, New Mexico, earlier this year already endured the devastation of the state's largest fire in recorded history, caused by federal officials carrying out what was supposed to be a prescribed burn to lessen the wildfire danger.
Aug. 23, 2022
Edgar Warner
Northern Arizona has been besieged with almost daily flooding after a pair of devastating wildfires near Flagstaff this year. Officials say the price tag to prevent further damage from flooding will be steep: between $125 million and $145 million that will need to come from the U.S. government.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
Aug. 17, 2022
The Tunnel Fire as seen from Mount Elden Lookout
Compared to this time last year, Arizona has seen almost 200 fewer wildfires, saving hundreds of thousands of acres from being burned.
Aug. 17, 2022
Trisha Peralta (left), Jess Leazier (right), and their children
The Leazier family has lived at the same Flagstaff property more than three decades. This past April, theirs was one of 30 homes that burned down in the Tunnel Fire. Their insurance coverage doesn't fully cover the cost of rebuilding — and an insurance consumer advocacy organization said the Leaziers aren't alone.
Aug. 16, 2022
Water quickly overwhelmed small culverts
Federal officials will be in northern Arizona on Wednesday to see the damage from two monsoon rains on several burn scars in the region.
Aug. 16, 2022
Coconino County officials warned residents that they’re competing for federal funds with other disaster-affected communities throughout the U.S. as flooding continues to threaten Flagstaff.
Aug. 10, 2022
prescribed burn
We hear a lot about the ravages of wildfires on vast swaths of land in the West, of the destruction it can cause to communities, the high cost of fighting it. So it can be hard to see why the Forest Service starts fires.
Aug. 8, 2022
Smoke curls in the air above the Pipeline Fire burning near Flagstaff
More than a dozen wildfires are burning around the state, and the season isn’t over yet. But experts say we need to pay more attention to how homes affect fires and the resulting contamination.
Aug. 4, 2022
a cloud with lightning over phoenix
Thursday morning saw the latest storm in what has been a wet monsoon season in Arizona. All the rain is easing drought conditions in some ways — but maybe not others.
Aug. 4, 2022
Dragon Fire
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan package that would help states recover from wildfires and provide half a billion dollars to keep Lake Mead and Lake Powell from dropping to critical levels.
Jul. 29, 2022


Subscribe to Wildfires