"Mass evacuations" were ordered on Aug. 22 for Duncan, which sits only a few miles from New Mexico near the border.
A new round of monsoon weather made its way through parts of the Phoenix area on July 25, as a Flood Watch remains in effect across Arizona.
The counties under an Excessive Heat Warning on June 16 are Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Maricopa, Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz, and Yavapai.
The counties included in the heat warning are Coconino, Graham, Gila, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma.
Along with restricting campfires and smoking, the forests’ heightened restrictions prohibit or impose limits on activities such as shooting, welding, using chain saws, running generators and driving motor vehicles off roads.
Stage 1 fire restrictions for the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab, and Tonto National Forests begin at 8 a.m. The restrictions will also be in effect on the Williams and Tusayan districts of the Kaibab National Forest
State Rep. Becky Nutt, a Republican from rural southeastern Arizona, has submitted her resignation from the state House, effective Nov. 1.
The 2021-2022 school year has begun and some districts in Arizona are requiring face coverings to be worn in the classroom. Check to see the mask policies for your child's school.
A large portion of Arizona, including all of the Phoenix area, will be under a Flash Flood Watch starting July 22 until July 25.
Officials with the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest say the Bear Fire, which was started by lightning on June 16, has burned 23,840 acres of land.
Phoenix saw a record-breaking high of 118°F on Thursday.
On Oct. 1, Graham County advanced to the moderate transmission stage of COVID-19, joining all other Arizona counties, with the exception of Greenlee County, which remains in the minimal stage.
The Excessive Heat Warning will affect parts of Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties.
According to the National Weather Service, the heat warning goes into effect at 10 a.m. on August 24 and is set to expire at 8 p.m. on August 28. The warning covers most of the Valley, including Ahwatukee, Avondale, Buckeye, Cave Creek, Chandler, Deer Valley, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Queen Creek.
State guidelines drafted by Christ’s department say gyms can reopen at 25% capacity once a county hits moderate transmission rates but must commit to implementing strategies to prevent the spread of the virus. Gyms are also urged to use a reservation system. Bars and nightclubs also can open at 50% occupancy levels, but only if they convert to restaurant service and implement stringent health department guidelines. Bars with no food service must remain closed.
A 39-mile stretch of a scenic highway in a sparsely populated part of eastern Arizona is closed due to a lightning-sparked wildfire burning in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.
The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed that 508 cases have now been reported. More than half are in Maricopa County. All but two eastern counties — Gila and Greenlee — now have cases.
Arizona seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9 percent in June as the labor force increased by nearly 10,400 from the previous month while the state's economy lost 44,600 nonfarm jobs.