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How Climate Change Could Affect Wildfires in Arizona

What conditions experts are monitoring during the state's wet and dry seasons.

Fight Your Fear of the Future with a "100 Year Plan"

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Forest Thinning, Burning Project OK'd to Protect Reservoir

The plan is aimed at preventing severe fire, erosion and flooding.

Study: Droughts Are Growing Hotter Under Climate Change

Stressors may include environmental and social impacts of drought and heatwaves, driving more frequent wildfires, worsening air quality and stressing crops and livestock.

Mt. Graham Visitors Urged to be Weather Aware

Flash flooding risk is high after last year's fire.

Monsoon Moisture Leads to Drop in Fire Restrictions

Various agencies will lift the restrictions starting on Friday, thanks to seasonal precipitation.

Arizona Forests Lift Fire Restrictions, Some Area Closures

Rain and humidity have calmed conditions that led to the restrictions.

Lightning-Sparked Blazes Mean Decisions for Fire Managers

Naturally occurring fires can be managed for some benefit, but often must be extinguished for safety concerns.

Fireworks for the 4th? A Few Tips Can Help Prevent Fires

Drought conditions continue as people prepare to celebrate Independence Day.

Prescott Cancels July 4 Fireworks Show Amid Fire Danger

Dry conditions cause concern for public safety, according to city's fire chief

Ducey Warns of High Wildfire Danger in Arizona This Summer

The Arizona governor said the federal government needs to step up fire prevention to lessen need for firefighting.

Drought Drives Critical Summer Wildfire Forecast

Forestry officials are trying to get out in front of dry conditions brought on by dry conditions and other factors.

Managers Encourage Prevention Amid Growing Fire Seasons

One study predicts the area burned by fires will be six times larger in two decades.

Arizona Wildfire Grows but Weather Conditions Improve

The so-called Tinder Fire had consumed almost 18 square miles south of Flagstaff by Tuesday morning.

Dry Weather Pushing Tucson Area to Peak Wildfire Season

Lack of moisture, high temperatures and windy days make for prime fire conditions.

Climate Change Driving Longer Wildfire Season, UA Researcher Says

Data suggest Arizonans can expect a year-round wildfire season.

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