About an hour outside of Phoenix, a lot of people think of the White Tank Mountains as the middle of nowhere. But, that’s not going to be the case in the near future, according to Ian Dowdy with the White Tank Mountains Conservancy.
On Tuesday, the Arizona Department of Transportation closed a 60 mile stretch of the freeway again. That was the seventh closure in the last few weeks due to blowing dust picked up from a plowed field near San Simon.
After 2015 went down as the worst year on record for fires, the nation’s top agricultural and forest officials met today to discuss what may be in store this year. They feel the fire season is already off to a troubling start.