Fire crews say practice water drops with a one-of-its-kind Super Scooper firefighting aircraft will allow crews to hone their craft, which, come wildfire season, will allow them to save more lives.
Observations indicate nearly all of Arizona is covered by severe, extreme or exceptional drought, according to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff.
In comparison, 1,869 wildfires burned 384,942 acres on all land jurisdictions in 2019 and some 2,000 wildfires burned an estimated 165,000 acres in 2018.
In October 2020, the town of Crown King, located near the I-17, had to deal with the Horse Fire. Now, the town is dealing with a winter storm that brought a lot of snow. FOX 10's John Hook spoke with an official with the Crown King Fire Department on the snowstorm.
As of Friday morning, the Erbes Fire had burned roughly 250 acres and was 90% contained.
Evacuations were lifted Monday morning after strong Santa Ana winds carried a fire that began Wednesday in a mulch pile in the Jurupa Valley area, setting a nearby pallet yard and threatening surrounding structures.
Bounchan Keola has asked for a pardon from his prison sentence, showing that he has changed for the better and that his service to the state battling wildfires should count for something.
With calming winds, firefighters continued to make progress on the Silverado Fire that forced tens of thousands of evacuations.
Firefighters battling wildfires in California came to the rescue of a burned barn owl, wrapping it safely in a firefighter's jacket until they could get it to an animal hospital.
Two massive wildfires burning in Southern California drove more than 80,000 residents from their homes this week as firefighters continued to battle the flames fueled by gusty winds and low humidity.
A biologist with the Wildlife Disaster Network described the big cat's journey as the "ultimate success story".
The Silverado Fire had burned at least 4,000 acres with zero containment Monday in Orange County, just south of Los Angeles.
The Trail Fire is burning north of Black Canyon City, Arizona land management officials said on Oct. 25.
The wildfire burning north of Crown King and south of Prescott since Oct. 16 has now burned more than 9,000 acres and is 63% contained.
Colorado firefighters continue to battle wildfires.
Colorado broke the record for its largest wildfires on record twice this season, with the top fire burning over 203,520 acres.
Mandatory evacuations are underway in some parts as wildfires continue to spread.
Josh Padron said he knows how much Eliana loves him, but that hug "even made me tear up."
The largest wildfire in Colorado history grew overnight as high winds pushed the blaze through rural communities and the forecast predicts more “extreme fire behavior” on Saturday.
Denials of relief are rare and Newsom has previously praised the Trump administration for approving aid related to the fires and California’s struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.