Wildfires

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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 firefighter monitors a burnout operation in the Telegraph Fire
The Arizona Legislature will convene in special session this week to consider adding $100 million in funding for fighting wildfires and to boost the amount of money available to clear hazardous brush and deal with the damage of flooding from fire-ravaged mountains.
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
campfire
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
A firefighter monitors a burnout operation in the Telegraph Fire
People living in two Arizona communities that were evacuated due to the Telegraph Fire can now return home. Evacuation orders were lifted Saturday for the communities of Top-of-the-World and Oak Flats. Electric power also was restored in both communities.
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
 Tussock Fire
Firefighters are battling a fire in the Crown King area north of Phoenix that began Saturday afternoon. The fire is burning in rugged canyons with no containment and is visible from I-17.
May. 10, 2021
Hulsey Lake, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, eastern Arizona.
Efforts to prevent a catastrophic fire season on the other side of the state have officials imposing new restrictions on Friday.
May. 6, 2021
hot Thermometer
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released new climate data that includes temperatures through 2020.
May. 4, 2021
Bonito Rock Fire
Firefighters continue to battle the Bonito Rock Fire on the Fort Apache Reservation in eastern Arizona. They got some relief when a storm dropped 3 to 6 inches of snow in the area.
Apr. 29, 2021
Crews battling a wildfire that has forced people to flee their homes near Kingman braced on Wednesday for hot and dry conditions to return.
Apr. 28, 2021

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