Wildfires

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A fire that started Tuesday evening in Pinal County has burned over 400 acres just outside of Kearny. Keeping the fire from approaching the town is a priority for crews. Power has been turned off to the north end of the town for safety reasons.
May. 29, 2024
Yosemite Valley
As Arizona is facing more wildfires than usual, The Show sat down with Steve Pyne to talk about how Yosemite National Park uses fire effectively.
May. 28, 2024
Photo showing burned and unburned vegetation in the fire area
A Yuma man has been arrested for allegedly causing a wildfire in north-west Yuma County. The Refuge Fire was first reported on Saturday afternoon in the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.
May. 27, 2024
A plane drops fire retardant on the Wildcat Fire
John Truett speaks with The Show about wildfire season in Arizona as the state already has more fires burning than usual this year.
May. 23, 2024
Stinknet weed invasive species
A new study found that an increase in non-native vegetation like red brome, stinknet and buffelgrass has led to bigger and more persistent fires in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.
May. 22, 2024
Wildcat Fire
The Wildcat Fire burning in northern Maricopa county — just 25 miles north of Scottsdale — is now at least 84% contained and is being managed by local resources. It started last Saturday and has burned more than 14,400 acres.
May. 20, 2024
Man at podium with fire officials standing behind him
Officials say that joining the compact expands Arizona’s resource pool for equipment and wildland resources, as the state is entering the time of year when fire activity increases. Gov. Katie Hobbs said it will protect the state’s communities, residents and infrastructure.
May. 17, 2024
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State officials say they’re concerned about a spike of 25 wildfires in Pinal County in the last six weeks that were all human-caused.
May. 14, 2024
Fire in the grasses and debris on the ground
The Peak Fire was reported Saturday evening and hasn’t made much progress since then, according to authorities. Fire crews expect to have it mostly contained early this week.
May. 13, 2024
Trees on the slopes of a mountain
The Forest Service is treating about 5,000 acres on the Coconino National Forest this week with prescribed burns northwest of Flagstaff.
May. 13, 2024
While Holbrook is a friendly town today, in the mid-1880s the area was known as a place too tough for women and churches.
A red flag warning is in place for much of northern Arizona. High winds and low humidity from Holbrook north to the Utah border are posing a fire risk for areas throughout eastern Arizona until Tuesday night.
May. 7, 2024
Coconino National Forest
About 15,000 acres of the Coconino National Forest are scheduled for prescribed burns this week.
May. 4, 2024
Fire burns through trees in the distance
Users who could be impacted will be notified when weather could damage power lines, which could lead to wildfires.
May. 2, 2024
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Crews plan to extinguish a fire on Saturday night from a freight train derailment near the Arizona-New Mexico state line that forced the closure of a stretch of Interstate 40.
Apr. 27, 2024
Stack of cut down tree trunks and equipment
SRP has partnered with the Cupertino-based company for assistance with its forest-thinning initiatives, which will decrease forest fire risk and increase groundwater availability in Arizona.
Apr. 22, 2024
campfire
Phoenix is implementing its annual open-fire ban in the city’s desert parks and mountain preserves starting May 1.
Apr. 19, 2024
Payson sign
The U.S. Forest Service says operations are underway at a new helicopter base near Payson.
Apr. 16, 2024
Fire burns through trees in the distance
Hobbs joined fire officials to urge Arizonans and tourists to take several common-sense steps to mitigate fire risks ahead of Arizona’s wildfire season, which runs from April to July.
Mar. 18, 2024
Route 66 sign along a highway against a desert sunset with mountains in the distance
A wildfire has burned around 3,800 acres along both sides of Route 66, mostly in dense grass there.
Mar. 6, 2024
San Francisco Peaks
Officials in northern Arizona will treat more than 12,000 acres of forest on the San Francisco Peaks to try to stave off destructive fires near Flagstaff.
Mar. 4, 2024

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