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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.

Fire Forecast Sparks 'Extreme Concern' for Managers

Predicted conditions, comparable to record fire seasons, saw officials move preparations earlier in the year.

Fire in Dragoon Mountains Burns 3,000 Acres

Overnight evacuation ordered Saturday due to the Knob Hill fire.

Coronado National Forest Offers Permits to Gather Dead Trees for Firewood

Households limited to a single permit, allowing up to two cords of wood to be harvested.

Report: Climate Change, Budget Limitations Making U.S. Wildfires Worse

Lack of political urgency and social push stand in way of addressing the problem, historian says.

Arizona Public Lands Less Likely to Burn in Wildfires Than Many Western States

Federal and state public land has similar percentage of acreage deemed at "high risk" of burning.

USGS: Wildfire-Caused Erosion Endangers Western Watersheds

Denuded landscapes allow sediment to soak up or contaminate run-off.

Looking Back on Fire Season in Arizona, and Places Touched by the Flames

Wildfire activity rose statewide, and Southern Arizona was home to some of the state's largest fires.

Monsoon Brings Danger of Flash Flooding to Arizona

Meteorologist: Deadly event near Payson is an example of flash-flood dangers.

Containment a Struggle on Burro Fire

Fire managers state need to be thorough and cautious before declaring containment, now at 11 percent.

Burro Fire Grows, Helped by Rugged Terrain, Weather

Similar conditions allowed fire to grow by 9,000 acres Sunday.

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