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Strict New Fire Restrictions for Southern AZ

Most federal lands in region will be affected; all campfires, wood and portable stoves prohibited.

Tougher Campfire, Smoking Restrictions for Southeastern AZ

These will take effect Thursday amid threats of wildfires in area; Coronado Natl. Forest, Saguaro Natl. Park among those implementing them.

Oak Creek Canyon Evacuation Order Lifted

Slide Fire began May 20, burnt about 33 sq. miles forcing many residents to leave the area; containment at 55%.

Slide Fire 45% Contained, Has Burnt 32 Sq Miles

An area between the park and a subdivision north of Oak Creek Canyon remains under a mandatory evacuation order.

Firefighting helicopter above the Slide Fire in northern Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon.

UPDATE: Northern AZ Blaze Grows in Size, Containment at 35%

Firefighter crews are expecting strong winds tomorrow, but say worst is behind them; they've burn a ring all the way around fire to contain.

UPDATE: Slide Fire Now 25-Square Miles, 25% Contained

Blaze was 21 square miles as of Sunday morning; firefighters building 3 miles of protection lines.

AZ Week: Community Remembers Monument Fire Destruction

In June 2011 a fire started burning within the Coronado Natl. Forest, eventually spreading to about 29K acres in Huachuca Mountains.

New Mexico Firefighters Heading to Aid with Slide Fire

Two 10-member crews coming to Arizona; NM fire officials say they're able to assist because state has had less wildfire occurrences this year so far.

Firefighting helicopter above the Slide Fire in northern Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon.

3,000 Flagstaff Residents Poised to Evacuate; Threat Reduced

Wildfire in Oak Creek Canyon consumes 7,500 acres, stops short of city so far; containment at 5%, officials say.

Health Officials Urge N. AZ Residents to Stay Inside

Anyone who smells or sees smoke from the fire burning in Oak Creek Canyon should temporarily suspend outdoor activity; Slide Fire is up to 4,800 acres now.

Slide Fire Grows to 4,800 Acres Overnight

200 people have been evacuated from Oak Creek Canyon, with another 3,000 on standby; hundreds of firefighters at the scene.

UPDATE: N. AZ Blaze Worsens with High Winds, Possible Evacuation

Authorities say the so-called Slide Fire could reach up to 2,000 acres by nightfall; as many as 3,200 people may have to leave area.

UPDATED: Prescott Fire Fully Contained

Several agencies rushed to scene Tuesday to battle wildfire in grassland; it is unclear how it started.

Cities, Towns Protected from Large Insurance Liabilities in Disasters

House Speaker Andy Tobin said signed bill will help cities like Prescott following deaths of 19 firefighters in last year's Yarnell Hill Fire.

More Fire, Smoking Restrictions By End of Week

Bureau of Land Management says these will be enforced on public lands within Kingman, Lake Havasu, Yuma, Ariz. areas; totaling 8,400-square miles.

Jeff Flake, U.S. Senator of Arizona, discusses our state budget.

Flake Participating in Forest Restoration, Fire Prevention Tour

U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and Martin Heinrich of N.M. visiting Arizona to discuss efforts; focused on bipartisan efforts to address catastrophic wildfire prevention.

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