/ Modified feb 3, 2012 10:48 a.m.

Forest Watchers Forecast Above Average Wildfire Season

At midwinter, a surplus of dry fuels and little moisture have forest officials worried.

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Last year was the worst in Arizona history for wildfires. And 2012 has the potential to be every bit as severe. Early reports from the Arizona high country say there's lots of dry growth and very little moisture. And that has forest officials worried. Heidi Schewel, spokesperson for the Coronado National Forest, gives us a preview of current forest conditions and gives us a preview of what Arizona's next wildfire season could be like.



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