Contributor, Cronkite News
Rachel Johnson expects to graduate in August 2021 with a master’s degree in journalism. Johnson has served in the Peace Corps and taught English in Southeast Asia. After Cronkite, she plans to pursue audio and photojournalism.
The fire began after lightning struck the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. It lasted for 48 days and burned nearly 120,000 acres, making it one of the biggest fires in Arizona history.