Crews continue to battle the Rafael Fire, which has burned more than 77,000 acres near Prescott.
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Jun. 21, 2021
Firefighters fighting the Backbone Fire
Recent rain and progress in containing two major wildfires that threatened several communities in Arizona's high country are allowing authorities to scale back operations in some areas.
Jun. 19, 2021
Winchester Fire
During this wildfire season, Arizona has seen the likes of the Boggy Creek Fire, the Backbone Fire and the Shamrock Fire. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: How do these new fires get their names?
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Jun. 19, 2021
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a $100 million plan to fight current fires, but not before hearing from Democratic leaders about what's not in the legislation: preventing future blazes by dealing with climate change.
Jun. 18, 2021
Vicki Christiansen
Sen. Mark Kelly questioned U S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen about the federal response to wildfires raging across Arizona at an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Jun. 17, 2021
Telegraph fire
The state Legislature is in a special session to consider a $100 million package that would address wildfire and flood mitigation. Part of the funding will go toward incarcerated work crews.
Jun. 16, 2021
Scottsdale sky
As wildfires continue to burn around the state, Phoenix skies tinted the color orange that may actually be bringing down temperatures. To clear the haze on what’s happening with the weather, The Show spoke with Matt Pace, meteorologist for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
Jun. 15, 2021
A meadow along Canyon Creek
A group of researchers at Northern Arizona University recently studied the effects of thinning and burning in small areas throughout the state. Their research shows that treatments might last for at least two decades.
Jun. 14, 2021
Gov. Doug Ducey (right) talks with Rep. David Cook
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced a special session for the state Legislature focused on wildfire mitigation and prevention. Ducey says wildfires are the new top priority, so the ongoing state budget discussions are moved to the back burner.
Jun. 11, 2021
Due to warm and dry weather conditions and the increasing risk of fire, Grand Canyon National Park is implementing new fire restrictions, according to a U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service release.
Jun. 11, 2021
A propane fire pit
The Coconino National Forest, the city of Flagstaff, the Sedona Fire District and Yavapai County are among the jurisdictions around Arizona moving into stage two fire restrictions on Friday.
Jun. 9, 2021
Arizona Trail within the Telegraph Fire
Crews are wrapping up operations on the Telegraph Fire, which burned more than 180,000 acres east of Phoenix.
Jun. 8, 2021
Lost Dutchman State Park.
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has begun a thinning project near Apache Junction that should last through the month.
Jun. 4, 2021
Spur Fire
A spokesperson for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office on Friday said the Spur Fire, which charred 150 acres in Bagdad and left 24 homes damaged or destroyed, was not the result of negligence.
Jun. 4, 2021
Courthouse Fire
Hot dry weather has increased the chances for wildfire throughout Arizona, and there have been a number of blazes.
Jun. 1, 2021
McDonald Tank Fire
The McDonald Tank Fire in eastern Arizona is now 31% contained after growing to more than 3,500 acres last week. The fire has shown no significant growth as of Sunday morning, holding at fewer than 3,600 acres.
May. 29, 2021
Spur Fire
The Spur Fire has destroyed at least a dozen homes in a remote Arizona mining town, but ground crews managed to halt its advance with assistance from aircraft dropping water and fire retardant. The blaze is 150 acres in size and about 25% contained.
May. 28, 2021
Coronado National Forest
As Memorial Day approaches, five of the state’s six national forests are already under fire restrictions. Coronado National Forest became the sixth forest to impose fire restrictions to offset dry conditions.
May. 25, 2021
Alpine meadow,  Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, eastern Arizona.
Three more national forests in Arizona have imposed campfire and smoking restrictions aimed at preventing human-caused wildfires like a large blaze now being fought by hundreds of firefighters supported by aircraft.
May. 13, 2021
An aerial view above of the Tussock Fire boundary
The Tussock Fire has burned more than 5,000 acres southwest of Crown King. Although the blaze has presented a number of challenges, firefighters have reached 15% containment.
May. 11, 2021


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