Stories tagged: "wildfires"


A trail is pictured in the Coconino National Forest in Sedona, Ariz., Sunday, June 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away: Campfires are Allowed in Northern Arizona Forests Again

Campfires and smoking outdoors will be allowed, but fireworks are permanently banned in all national forests and throughout Coconino County.

Western Wildfires
Strong Winds Could Lead To Explosive Fire Growth in West

“It was a miracle that people got out because we had so little time.”

Arizona Wildfires
Arizona Wildfire Doubles in Size Near College Town

Coconino County officials said during an evening news conference that 766 homes and 1,000 animals had been evacuated.

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Southern Arizona Succulent Designated as a ‘Threatened’ Species

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is designating an Arizona succulent as a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act.

group of protesters holding sign saying "Sinema, be brave, fight for us"
Activists Want to See Sinema Fight to Include Civilian Climate Corps Funding in Budget

Chapters of the Sunrise Movement rallied across the country earlier this month to drum up support for the Civilian Climate Corps

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After the Flames: Santa Catalina Mountains Rebounding From Bighorn Fire a Year Ago

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.

LIVE BLOG: Tracking Wildfires in Arizona

Bookmark this page for the latest updates on conditions, closures, and evacuations. Arizona had one of the driest monsoon seasons in history last year alongside a number of record-breaking wildfires—and 2021 isn’t expected to be much different. Much of the state is currently in a state of drought, resulting in dry conditions ripe for fires....