Arizona Wildfires

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Tom Kuebel

National Forest Foundation and SRP agree to 5-year forest restoration agreement

The National Forest Foundation and SRP agreed to a five-year partnership to reduce wildfire risk and protect watershed basins in the Tonto National Forest.
2 months ago
Arizona man fined for starting wildfire while target shooting...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona man fined for starting wildfire while target shooting

A 64-year-old man from Tucson was fined $180,000 for starting wildfires while target shooting in April of 2023, authorities said.
4 months ago
Officials announced Monday, Nov. 13, 2024, that the human-caused Maid Fire southeast of Sedona was ...

Maid Fire near Sedona fully contained after burning through nearly 1,000 acres

The human-caused Maid Fire in Coconino National Forest southeast of Sedona is 100% contained, officials announced Monday.
5 months ago
The Maid Fire in northern Arizona had burned through 543 acres as of Monday. (Inciweb Photo)...

Maid Fire in northern Arizona continues to burn, force closures in rare November blaze

The Maid Fire, burning about 100 miles north of downtown Phoenix near Stoneman Lake, had chewed through 543 acres as of Monday.
6 months ago
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Northbound State Route 87 reopens near Fountain Hills after brush fire

Northbound State Route 87 reopened near Fountain Hills on Monday afternoon after a brush fire, authorities said.
9 months ago
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Wildfire burning in Arizona’s high country endangering 2 campgrounds

A wildfire burning north of Payson is threatening two campgrounds, prompting officials to warn the area to be prepared to evacuate.
9 months ago
fast-moving four-alarm fire in west Phoenix August Wednesday...
Serena O'Sullivan

Huge four-alarm fire that flared up in west Phoenix finally fizzles out

Three firefighters were injured by the fast-moving four-alarm fire that flared up in west Phoenix Wednesday afternoon.
9 months ago
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Evacuation orders lifted for neighborhoods impacted by Diamond Fire in Sunflower

Evacuation orders were lifted Sunday night for the neighborhoods impacted by the Diamond Fire burning northeast of Phoenix in Sunflower.
9 months ago
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White Horse Ranch residents the latest to return home as Arizona wildfires continue to burn

White Horse Ranch residents displaced due to the Grapevine Fire were the latest to be allowed to return home after an evacuation order was lifted Thursday evening.
9 months ago
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SR 87 reopens, town still evacuated as crews battle Diamond Fire in Tonto National Forest

State Route 87 reopened in both directions Wednesday morning following a temporary closure due to the Diamond Fire northeast of Phoenix, transportation officials said.
9 months ago
The Stockton Hill Fire near Kingman in northwestern Arizona forced evacuations in July 2023....

Stockton Hill Fire in northwestern Arizona 90% contained, officials say

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said the Stockton Hill fire in northwestern Arizona is 90% contained at 589 acres.
9 months ago
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US 60 north of Globe reopens after dayslong closure due to Flying V Fire

The U.S. 60 between Globe and Show Low has reopened following a dayslong closure due to the Flying V Fire, authorities said.
9 months ago
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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from July 8-9

Peoria's most expensive home hit the market last week and several fires caused delays on state highways. 
10 months ago
Cross Fire horse trailer caught fire on I-17...

Interstate 17 reopens north of Phoenix after 26-acre Cross Fire shut down traffic

The horse trailer fire that triggered the 26-acre Cross Fire Saturday evening has been mostly contained, so the I-17 reopened, officials said.
10 months ago
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Serena O'Sullivan

State Route 87 has reopened after closure due to fire on Friday

At around 7 p.m. Friday, a fiery car crash on State Route 87 triggered the eight-acre Tanker Fire, officials who are trying to contain it say.
10 months ago
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Tonto National Forest implement fire restrictions due to heat

Fire restrictions went into effect Thursday morning within Tonto National Forest in central Arizona due to rising heat, officials said.
10 months ago
More than 50 miles of U.S. 60 north of Globe, Arizona, was closed because of the Flying V Fire....

Fire forces closure on long stretch of highway between Globe, Show Low

More than 50 miles of highway in eastern Arizona remained closed Thursday morning because of wildfire activity.
10 months ago
Mesa fire burns down buildings July 3 morning...
Serena O'Sullivan

Fire burns multiple vacant buildings, smoke seen for miles in Mesa fire

A Mesa fire that broke out early Monday morning quickly jumped from building to building, injuring a firefighter and one civilian.
10 months ago
Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Event 10 year anniversary...
Serena O'Sullivan

Prescott remembrance event commemorates 10th anniversary of Yarnell Hill Fire tragedy

Prescott honored 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots, firefighters who lost their lives 10 years ago in the Yarnell Hill fire tragedy, on Friday.
10 months ago
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Serena O'Sullivan

4-alarm fire destroys 2 homes, damages 4 others in East Phoenix

Homes and trees are burst into flames early Friday afternoon. The flames quickly split into two separate fires. Stay tuned for updates.
10 months ago
FILE - A wildfire burns homes in Yarnell, Ariz., June 30, 2013. Friday, June 30, 2023, marks 10 yea...
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Here’s why Arizona’s deadly 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire won’t be forgotten

The 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire was the nation's largest loss of life for firefighters since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
10 months ago
The 19 firefighters, of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew, died battling the fast-moving wildfire ...
Jim Cross

Here’s how fighting fires in Arizona has changed since Yarnell Hill tragedy 10 years ago

Many changes have been made to improve firefighter safety since the Yarnell Hill Fire 10 years ago, but it will always be a dangerous job.
10 months ago
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Taylor Kinnerup and Kate Ourada

Arizona’s News Roundup Special: A look back at the Yarnell Hill Fire with KTAR’s Jim Cross

In this special edition of Arizona’s News Roundup, Jim Cross sits down with Taylor Kinnerup for a 1-on-1 interview on the Yarnell Hill Fire.
10 months ago
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Danny Shapiro

Grandfather remembers fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots tragedy on 10-year anniversary

Lew Theokas remembers the last time he spoke with his firefighter grandson, Garret Zuppiger, who was one of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
10 months ago