Arizona Wildfires

Rose Fire causes evacuations and closes US 60 in both directions...
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Multiple buildings destroyed, but containment grows on Rose Fire near Wickenburg

More than a dozen buildings have been destroyed as firefighters make progress on the Rose Fire near Wickenburg.
3 days ago
2nd phase of fire restoration project begins to fix old burn scar...
Serena O'Sullivan

2nd phase of restoration begins for Arizona’s 1990 Dude Fire

The Dude Fire scarred an area of the Tonto National Forest in the 1990s. The second phase of a fire restoration project is now underway.
5 days ago
Smoke from the Adams Fire in Tonto National Forest. Officials said June 10, 2024, the fire was full...
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Adams Fire, which threatened a northeast Valley community last week, is fully contained

The Adams Fire, which had a northeast Valley community on edge a week ago, is 100% contained, officials announced Monday morning.
6 days ago
The Bravo Fire was burning near Flagstaff on June 6, 2024. (Coconino NF Photo)...
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Authorities give update on Bravo Fire threatening homes west of Flagstaff

Authorities are warning residents of the Bravo Fire that is threatening homes west of Flagstaff on Thursday afternoon.
9 days ago
Coconino National Forest will be under Stage 1 fire and smoking restrictions starting Thursday....
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New fire restrictions to begin in 3 national forests, plus State Trust lands across Arizona

Stage 1 fire and smoking restrictions will be implemented across Coconino National Forest on Thursday.
11 days ago
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Video: How can we better warn people about starting wildfires?

How can we better warn people about starting wildfires?
12 days ago
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Video: How can we better warn people about starting wildfires?

How can we better warn people about starting wildfires? Jim Sharpe explores on his Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Tonto National Forest photo Subscribe to the KTAR Daily Newsletter: https://bit.ly/45MmM3G Read articles from KTAR News: https://ktar.com/ Download the KTAR app: https://ktar.com/the-ktar-newstalk-app/ Sign up for texts from KTAR: https://bit.ly/3EoCmGV Listen live […]
12 days ago
View of the The Adams Fire burning in the Lower Sycamore area of Tonto National Forest, north of Me...
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Authorities warn residents near Adams Fire north of Mesa about potential evacuations

Authorities warned residents near the Adams Fire north of Mesa about the potential for evacuations on Monday morning.
13 days ago
3 fires north of Payson started by Strawberry man, authorities say...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona man accused of setting 3 fires north of Payson last week

A man from the unincorporated area of Strawberry started three fires north of Payson last Thursday, according to authorities.
13 days ago
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Firefighters responding to Spring Fire north of Phoenix near State Route 87

Firefighters responded to a wildfire on the east side of State Route 87 north of Phoenix, authorities announced Saturday.
14 days ago
The Simmons Fire can be seen burning near Kearny, Arizona, on May 28, 2024. The fire has destroyed ...
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Simmons Fire evacuation orders lifted 3 days after blaze started in Pinal County

Simmons Fire evacuation orders were lifted Friday morning, three days after the wildfire started near Kearny in Pinal County.
15 days ago
Refuge Fire: Arson suspect arrested, given multiple charges...
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Arizona man accused of starting fire in wildlife refuge near California border

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office said a man accused of starting the Refuge Fire near the Arizona-California border was arrested.
19 days ago
Wildcat Fire is 64% contained as of Friday...
Serena O'Sullivan

Firefighters gain more containment on Wildcat Fire burning north of Phoenix

The Wildcat Fire is 64% contained as of 12:30 p.m. on May 24, 2024, according to the Arizona Central West Zone. The fire started on Saturday.
23 days ago
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Firefighters continue to gain containment on Wildcat Fire burning north of Phoenix

Firefighters continued to gain containment Wednesday on the Wildcat Fire burning north of Phoenix.
25 days ago
The Wildcat Fire burning north of the Valley and west of the Bartlett Lake Reservoir. (Inciweb Phot...
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Wildcat Fire north of Valley continues to grow due to dry, windy conditions

The Wildcat Fire burning north of the Valley continues to grow as dry, windy conditions make it difficult to suppress the blaze.
27 days ago
Scottsdale Fire Department was among the groups assisting with "Wildcat Fire" containment over the ...
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Cave Creek Ranger District closed in wake of ‘Wildcat Fire’ containment efforts

The Tonto National Forest issued a monthlong closure of the Cave Creek Ranger District as crews continue to fight the "Wildcat Fire."
28 days ago
north mountain brush fire...
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Firefighters achieve fire control on brush fire near North Mountain in Phoenix

Firefighters have achieved fire control on a brush fire near 7th Street and Thunderbird Road, authorities said Saturday.
29 days ago
Split panel image of a firefighter at the scene of a Scottsdale brush fire on the left and a constr...
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Valley firefighters to construction crews: ‘Please stop starting brush fires’

Valley fire officials are asking construction crews to take extra care to avoid igniting surrounding vegetation in dry desert areas.
1 month ago
Brush fire near anthem...
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Fire control declared on brush fire near Anthem

Phoenix firefighters took control of a a brush fire located west of Interstate 17 and Anthem Way. No injuries were reported.
1 month ago
Smoke can be seen coming from a forest next to an Arizona highway. A section of State Route 87 in n...
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Northern Arizona highway to close temporarily out of concern for prescribed fire smoke

Anticipating smoke from a prescribed fire, officials will implement a closure of State Route 87 in northern Arizona on Friday.
1 month ago
Flames from the Horse Fire, which started Sunday, May 5, 2024, and has been classified as "human ca...
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Destructive wildfire northeast of metro Phoenix classified as ‘human-caused’

The Horse Fire, a destructive wildfire burning northeast of metro Phoenix, was caused by human activity, authorities said.
1 month ago
Split panel image with smoke from the Flying Bucket Fire on the left and a map of the wildfire's lo...
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Flying Bucket Fire in SW Maricopa County 50% contained after growing due to winds

The Flying Bucket Fire, a wildfire in southwestern Maricopa County, doubled in size Tuesday after a day of high winds.
1 month ago
Two photos from the Horse Fire northeast of metro Phoenix, nighttime at left and daytime at right....
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Crews working to protect assets from Horse Fire northeast of metro Phoenix

Crews continued working Monday to protect assets from the Horse Fire, a wildfire northeast of metro Phoenix, authorities said.
1 month ago
Fire crews are fighting the Sugar Fire of 240 acres in Tonto National Forest located along Forest R...
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Fire crews fighting Sugar Fire in Tonto National Forest

Fire crews are fighting the Sugar Fire in Tonto National Forest located along Forest Road 402 that leads near Sugarloaf Mountain.
1 month ago