More Pima County Fire Stories

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.

Burro Fire Grows to 14,000 Acres, Prompts Closures and Evacuations

Flames were fanned by a storm system moving into the area, causing rapid growth on Sunday

Burro Fire Indicator of Extreme Dry Conditions, Official Says

Those celebrating Independence Day should be cautious due to abundance of dry fuels for wildfire.

Mulberry Fire Slows After Burning 1,755 acres

Fire started Saturday; authorities say it is human caused.

Sisters Watched as Sawmill Fire Crept Toward Their Winery

Fire singed their property six years ago and left them wondering if it would happen again last week.

Sawmill Fire Held to 47,000 Acres, 89% Contained

Fire managers focus on eastern side, hope to keep community of Mescal safe.

40,000-Acre Wildfire Slows, But More Winds Expected to Drive It Anew

Wind gusts to 35 mph coming in Thursday could spread Sawmill Fire near Sonoita.

Fire Officials Warn of Dangers With 4th of July Celebration

Many holiday festivities could spark urban and wild fires if residents are not careful.

Fire Season Off To Slow Start, But Heat Could Cause Pickup

Upcoming heat wave will provide the fuels needed for more wildfires, and monsoons could provide the spark to get them going.

Forest Officials: Too Many Unattended Campfires

Crews in Coronado Forest's Catalina District say this is peak fire season.

Minimal El Niño Rains Create Prime Conditions for Wildfire

Dry vegetation and blowing winds increase risk for hazardous dust storms.

Sunday Storms Slow Two Tucson Area Wildfires

Blazes burning in Catalinas, Santa Ritas lose speed after recent monsoon downpour.

Arizona Fire Season Looks Bad, But Not Worst in West

El Niño weather makes Pacific Northwest and California more susceptible to fire.

Southern Arizona Fire Season Could Be Short But Severe

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

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