Sycamore Fire
A Tempe man was found guilty Monday of starting three separate forest fires in northern Arizona in 2018. Philip Powers set out to hike about 18 miles in the Coconino and Prescott national forests in 2018 when he got lost. He didn’t have enough water and started three different fires in hopes of signaling for help.
Feb. 13, 2023
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The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management is planning to conduct a controlled burn this week in Pinal County. Scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, the one-day burn is intended to reduce debris from a similar operation last year.
Jan. 29, 2023
 Pipeline Fire
The Forest Service will be holding community meetings in northern Arizona to gather input about changes it’s considering to fire restrictions on the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona.
Jan. 11, 2023
Arizona Trail within the Telegraph Fire
An ad hoc committee formed by the Arizona Legislature after the Telegraph Fire has released its report.
Jan. 10, 2023
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The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, will award $100 million worth of grant money to help communities impacted by climate change and other environmental inequities.
Jan. 10, 2023
Flagstaff residents fill pickup trucks with sandbags
The fiscal omnibus bill approved just before the new year includes nearly $1 billion for protecting the nation’s watersheds. And of that, northern Arizona’s Coconino County will receive $50 million.
Jan. 3, 2023
Although human-induced climate change is making wildfires more frequent and intense, natural cycles have sparked wildfires in the Southwest for centuries. New research examines how Native American cultural practices softened their impacts.
Dec. 8, 2022
Coconino County is asking FEMA for about $30 million in grants to stop further flooding from the burn scars after this year’s devastating wildfires in Flagstaff.
Dec. 8, 2022
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.
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Oct. 24, 2022
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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.
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Sep. 20, 2022
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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.
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Aug. 17, 2022


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