Wildfires

Coconino County Supervisor Patrice Horstman (from left), U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly and Coconino County Supervisor Jeronimo Vasquez.
County and federal officials say they’ve prepared regions of Coconino County that were hammered by flooding last year. And they’re relying on millions of dollars from the U.S. government to help.
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May. 25, 2023
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The Bureau of Land Management is imposing campfire and smoking restrictions at 8 a.m. Friday in portions of Yuma, La Paz and Mohave counties.
May. 25, 2023
The pilot program uses satellite technology, not cellular, to track crews in real-time.
May. 17, 2023
Coconino National Forest
University scientists want to revegetate areas in northern Arizona decimated by last year’s fires and flooding, and they’re asking the public to help.
May. 15, 2023
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Firefighters have contained 60% of a wildfire burning south of Wickenburg. Since Thursday, the Cloud Fire has scorched nearly 900 acres near the city northwest of the Valley and spread through desert vegetation. According to the state forestry service, the fire was human-caused.
May. 13, 2023
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A wildfire south of Wickenburg that started Thursday afternoon has burned over 800 acres.
May. 12, 2023
An aerial view of Flagstaff, Arizona
Prescribed burns are scheduled to last through the rest of Friday in the Flagstaff Ranger District and through next week in the Mogollon Rim District.
May. 12, 2023
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Salt River Project, which has a number of transmission lines on national forest land, has launched a pilot program to mount cameras on transmission lines to scout for wildfires.
May. 9, 2023
Coconino County has aggressively been thinning its forests to try to reduce the amount of overgrowth that leads to violent fires like those last year that burned more than 30 homes and 80 square miles. But current thinning practices don’t create desirable logs with any real use. So it’s trying out different technologies to eliminate a growing problem ahead of any new fires.
May. 9, 2023
Grand Canyon
Arizona’s forest managers excluded wildfire from the landscape for more than a century, but in recent years they have learned that small blazes can help thin the forest floor. That means fire could come to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon this week.
May. 8, 2023
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Fire season is already under way, with a few minor blazes reported in the state so far this year, and investigators are looking for a person in one of them. The Molino 2 Fire broke out in Coronado National Forest and briefly shut down the Catalina Highway near Tucson.
May. 3, 2023
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The U.S. Forest Service has expanded a camping and campfire ban around Flagstaff to reduce the risk of human-caused fires in northern Arizona.
May. 2, 2023
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Prescribed burn operations have begun in Tonto National Forest, in southern Arizona near Sonoita, and in Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff.
Apr. 25, 2023
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The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will begin ignitions for a controlled burn about 50 miles south of Tucson.
Apr. 24, 2023
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The Department of Agriculture has awarded $32 million to the San Carlos Apache Tribal Forest Protection Landscape Project for wildfire mitigation.
Apr. 17, 2023
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The annual fire ban at Maricopa County's regional parks will go into effect May 1 this year. It prohibits campfires, fire pits and charcoal grills.
Apr. 17, 2023
Tonto National Forest
Crews with the Tonto National Forest and San Carlos Apache Tribe are conducting a prescribed burn operation about 100 miles east of Phoenix near the Timber Camp Recreation Area and Group Campgrounds close to Globe.
Apr. 15, 2023
The Bush Fire
Wildfire season is expected to ramp up in certain parts of Arizona as temperatures rise. Southern Arizona seems to be the most at risk. Tiffany Davila, with the state Department of Forestry and Fire Management, says the wet winter did not help as much as one may think.
Apr. 6, 2023
Tuzigoot Fire
Tuzigoot National Monument in the Verde Valley area has closed to the public after a fire broke out Sunday.
Apr. 3, 2023
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Arizona Public Service provides power to customers throughout the state and works with fire crews during wildfire season.
Mar. 29, 2023

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