Rain on State Route 89A
Gov. Doug Ducey issued a declaration of emergency on Friday in response to flash flooding in Coconino County. Ducey’s declaration opens the use of $200,000 worth of state funds to the county.
Jul. 16, 2021
Lime Fire helicopter
Monday night a wildfire was reported in the northwest corner of Arizona near the borders with Utah and Nevada, and it grew thousands of acres overnight.
Jul. 14, 2021
Middle Fire Arizona
Although the arrival of the monsoon has given Arizona a reprieve from major wildfires, it has also brought lightning, which means firefighters are still busy.
Jul. 12, 2021
The Tiger Fire
A large swath of the West baked during the weekend in triple-digit temperatures that were expected to continue into the start of the work week.
Jul. 12, 2021
Cedar Basin Fire map
Two firefighters died Saturday after a aircraft they were in to respond to a wildfire crashed in Mohave County, Arizona, local media reported. The Arizona Bureau of Land Management told KPHO-TV that the aircraft helping perform aerial reconnaissance and command and control over the Cedar Basin Fire burning near Wikieup.
Jul. 11, 2021
ADOT crews clean up State Route 188 during monsoon season in 2020.
Arizona experiences both monsoon season and wildfire season at the same time, and flooding caused by fire damage can leave highways in dangerous conditions. Those areas are more susceptible to flooding during monsoon season, which can leave highways covered with mud and other hazardous debris.
Jul. 9, 2021
Glow from the Telegraph Fire
The wildfires burning in Arizona and in other parts of the West can be extremely dangerous — especially for people whose homes and properties are in the path of the flames. Firefighters who step in to stop them are also putting themselves in harm’s way in the moment — and months and years in the future as well.
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Jul. 7, 2021
Tonto National Forest sign
Kaibab National Forest officials on Tuesday reopened most of the forest in northern Arizona to public entry as recent rain and cooler temperatures reduced the threat of severe wildfire activity.
Jul. 7, 2021
Coconino National Forest
The Coconino National Forest will reopen to the public Tuesday morning although some fire restrictions will remain in effect. The decision to reopen was made based on the amount of recent rainfall that occurred across all three districts of the forest.
Jul. 6, 2021
Storm clouds above the Tiger Fire
Arizona is in its peak wildfire season, but recent storms and increased humidity have helped slow down growth on some fires. Light fuels like grass, leaves, and pine needles are part of what keeps a wildfire burning. If relative humidity is low, those fuels are dry, and fire spreads quickly.
Jul. 3, 2021
Steve Pyne is a professor emeritus at Arizona State University, the author of several books and an expert in wildfire management. The Show spoke with him to hear his concerns about our ability to battle these fires, and if resources will continue to be stressed going forward.
Jul. 1, 2021
Glow from the Telegraph Fire
As we watch the land burn and report on firefighters' efforts to quell the flames, The Show is taking a few minutes to talk about how it all works.
Jun. 29, 2021
Walnut Fire
Incarcerated people are working to fight wildfires raging across the state. There are eight prisoner crews assigned to various fires. The crews are made up of 17 prisoners and three staff members from the Department of Forestry and the Department of Corrections.
Jun. 28, 2021
 Horton Complex Fire
One side effect of Arizona’s peak wildfire season is the degrading air quality throughout the state. With smoke, ash, and dust from the fires traveling long distances, even Arizona residents living far away from a blaze may be at risk.
Jun. 27, 2021
Downtown Flagstaff
For the second year in a row, Flagstaff will not celebrate the Fourth of July with city-sponsored fireworks due to restrictions put in place to prevent wildfires.
Jun. 25, 2021
 Horton Complex Fire
Firefighters continue to monitor the Horton Fire in the White Mountains, as well as other wildfires throughout the state, but high country showers are giving them the upper hand over the blazes.
Jun. 24, 2021
Wyrick Fire burning near Heber
Nearly all the national forests in Arizona are enacting broad shutdowns this week as firefighting resources run thin and fire danger remains high.
Jun. 24, 2021
Walnut Fire
A lightning-caused wildfire burning since Monday in Cochise County has forced evacuations of homes near Dragoon.
Jun. 23, 2021
Glow from the Telegraph Fire
About 300,000 acres have burned across Arizona, as firefighters battle more than 20 wildfires. There are thousands of firefighters and equipment spread north to south.
Jun. 23, 2021
Coconino National Forest
In response to active wildfires and dry conditions, the U.S. Forest Service announced the Coconino National Forest and Kaibab National Forest will be closed starting this week.
Jun. 21, 2021


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