More Environment Fire Stories

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.

Yarnell Fire 40% Contained and Slowing; Evacuees Return

Hundreds of people back in homes in Yarnell, Peeples Valley; no houses lost.

Forester: 'Active Wildfire Season Has Materialized'

Year-round fire season means 35 fires so far this year, scorching 30,000 acres.

Yarnell Fire at 3,300 Acres; More Residents Evacuated

Fire moving away from populated areas as it continues growing; U.S. 89 closed.

Hundreds Evacuate Yarnell; Wildfire Grows to 1,200 Acres

Town where 19 hotshot firefighters died three years ago fighting a blaze.

Wildfires Have Burned 30,000 Acres in Coronado This Year

Active year has had numerous human-caused fires, which are all preventable, official says.

Wildfire Near Mexican Border Exceeds 8,500 Acres

Crews have half the fire contained; wildlands managers worry about conditions.

Forest Officials: Too Many Unattended Campfires

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

Study: Wildfire May Double Erosion in Western Watersheds

Flagstaff, other high-altitude areas are 'hot spots' for fire-related soil problems.

Southern Arizona Gets First Hotshot Wildfire Crew

Fort Huachuca-based crew will be the only one in the state south of Phoenix

Northern Arizona Forest Thinning Work Gets Under Way

Slow start to Four Forest Restoration Initiative; test plots show its expected benefits

Sunday Storms Slow Two Tucson Area Wildfires

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

500-Acre Wildfire in Santa Catalinas Being Watched

Forest Service says lightning-caused blaze no threat to structures, and it's 'ready to take action.'

NASA Satellites Aiding Forest Service's Wildfire Management

Agreement between federal agencies provides improved data pinpointing even small blazes.

AZ WEEK: Fire Burns, Benefits Southern Arizona

Arizona Week explores various consequences of summer wildfires

Southwest Ranchers Find Benefits in Wildfire

Burnings helps groups fight back shrubs and bushes on grasslands where livestock feed

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