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Smoke from Oak Tree Fire (center right) drifts to east. This aerial view is from the south with State Route 83 on left side.

Brush, Grassland Fire Near Sonoita 90% Contained

Human-caused blaze burns 2,023 acres near Highway 83, but no threat to structures.

Smoke from Oak Tree Fire (center right) drifts to east. This aerial view is from the south with State Route 83 on left side.

Sonoita Fire 50% Contained; 'Growth Potential Low'

At 2,023 acres, human-caused blaze burning east of Highway 83, no threat to structures.

Land Managers: Be Fire Wise for Holiday

Memorial Day weekend coincides with start of wildfire season.

Flames from a wildfire burn close to a structure

Arizona Wildfire Season is Late; Still Coming and May Be Bad

Desert regions could face worst fires because of growing vegetation, followed by dryness.

An April 29, 2015 controlled burn near Redington Pass in the Coronado National Forest.

Forest Managers Light Fires Now to Prevent Big Blazes Later

Prescribed burns help clear dead vegetation, which fuels fires; healthy growth another result.

'Fire does have a role in natural landscapes.' - Coronado National Forest Spokesperson Heidi Schewel

Southern Arizona Fire Season Could Be Short But Severe

Spring storm systems are delaying start, but dry fuels are still abundant

Forest Service: Early season fire on Mt. Lemmon was a 'wake-up call'

Agency says it's ready for wildfire season

Arizona Spotlight rich and colorful

Wind, Dryness Lead to SE Arizona's First Warning of Season

Weather Service's 'Red Flag' in effect through 8 p.m. Tuesday, could be extended beyond in 5 counties.

TFD Issues Reminder About Pool Safety

Experts Recommend Layers Of Precaution To Prevent Drownings

Improved Wildland Firefighter's Shelter to Be Tested

Pace of development picked up after 19 Prescott firefighters died in 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire.

Controlled Burn for Sweetwater Wetlands Set Tuesday

Exercise provides firefighting practice and helps mosquito abatement program

Tucson Fire Given Pet Resuscitation Kits

Special kits designed to help Fido and Whiskers recover

Monday Morning Burn will Cause Smoke Along I-10

Fire Department: Don't call 9-1-1; fire will be used to clear brush Sweetwater Wetlands Park.

Mount Lemmon Ski Valley, north of Tucson, in January 2012.

Snow Pack Not Likely Enough to Minimize Wildfire Season

Preparations for summer already under way; snow pack not what it should be, experts say.

Yarnell Wrongful Death Suit on Hold for Talks

Both sides seek mediation, hinting that settlement possible in claim over 19 firefighters' deaths.

Buffelgrass is an invader species

A War On Grass

Residents in southern Arizona are fighting an invasive, resilient species that threatens the Sonoran Desert way of life.

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