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Arizona is expected to have an active wildfire season

Published: Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 12:16pm

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. 

“That moisture created an abundance of fuel on top of the already overgrown fuel in some parts of that area. Once our temperatures warm up, that fuel is going to dry out and basically just be like a tinderbox waiting for any ignition source to happen," Davila said.

She says wildfires may be stymied in higher elevations given the amount of snowpack that is still on the ground.