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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
The global tally of extreme wildfires will increase by 50% by century’s end, and governments are not ready. So says the latest U.N. report released prior to the Environment Assembly’s 5th session next week.
Feb. 23, 2022
Audubon Society crews
The Tucson Audubon Society will remove salt cedar trees in the Santa Cruz River for wildfire prevention.
Feb. 9, 2022
Telegraph Fire aftermath
After the Telegraph Fire swept through Tonto National Forest and scorched the desert near Superior, Globe and Miami, a generous monsoon revived desert grasses. But that golden carpet is not necessarily a sign of a healthy landscape.
Feb. 8, 2022
The House Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Water has moved a bill asking for expanded FEMA relief.
Feb. 2, 2022
 Telegraph Fire
The U.S. Forest Service has announced a new plan for wildfire management. The new strategy calls for the Forest Service to coordinate with Western states to thin millions of acres.
Jan. 18, 2022
Tonto National Forest
Officials with the Tonto National Forest are launching an improvement project to reduce the risk of wildfires. It will begin in February.
Jan. 16, 2022
The role of air pollutants in cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses and deaths, including COVID-19, is well known. But a new study suggests climate change and rampant wildfires may be redoubling those effects in the western U.S.
Jan. 6, 2022
Flooding in Gila County
The Globe-Miami area in Gila County experienced flooding issues during this summer’s monsoon season, but the small towns made an effort to be prepared for Friday’s heavy rain.
Dec. 25, 2021


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