The Backbone Fire started shortly before midnight on June 16, about 12 miles west of Strawberry near a ridge named Ike’s Backbone. It has burned about 1,200 acres around where Fossil Creek meets the Verde River.
Klondyke and Arvaipa communities have been told to leave due to the Pinnacle fire.
The Mescal Fire burning southeast of Globe has scorched 72,250 acres. It is 100% contained.
The Telegraph Fire has grown to 176,122 acres and there is 72% containment.
Two communities in Graham County have been ordered to evacuate due to the Pinnacle fire, which is burning in the Santa Teresa Mountains.
Gov. Ducey called the bill he signed at the Capitol an important step in bringing relief to rural communities that have been impacted by a series of wildfires this year.
The King Fire burned 349 acres.
New evacuations have been ordered for the Pinnacle Fire, which is burning west of Safford in the Coronado National Forest. The community of Klondyke, south of Whiting Ranch Road needs to evacuate immediately. The fire has burned 17,453 acres and is 15% contained.
As the Telegraph Fire continues to burn, people whose homes are destroyed by the blaze are wondering what their future will be like in the area.
The Pinnacle Fire has burned 15,801 acres west of Safford. The fire started last week in the Coronado National Forest and is 0% contained. A "GO" alert for evacuations has been issued for the Black Rock Ranch area.
The Telegraph Fire has grown to 123,078 acres and is 68% contained. The wildfire is less than one mile from Top-of-the-World. Over 1,000 personnel are assigned to the fire.
Another gloomy day is expected on Tuesday across the Valley as smoke from wildfires is making for hazy skies. FOX 10's Danielle Miller has the details.
Gov. Doug Ducey formally called for the special session after announcing last week during a tour of two large fires burning in south-central Arizona that he planned the session to focus on the issue.
A wildfire burning southeast of Globe has scorched 72,250 acres. It is 88% contained as of June 14.
Residents of El Capitan and Dripping Springs have been told to evacuate due to the fire, which has burned over 91,000 acres and is 74% contained.
The fire, as of June 14, has burned an estimated 1,200 acres of land and has destroyed at least one structure.
At the mountain's summit lies a red mailbox, strikingly out of place while being welcomed by all who make the 4,000-foot high trek.
Fire crews say conditions are so extreme at the Telegraph Fire, that the machinery fire crews use to fight the blaze actually ended up sparking fires themselves.
The Slate Fire burning northwest of Flagstaff grew again overnight, but it is now 17% contained. Windy conditions contributed to the growth of the fire, which has now burned more than 6,000 acres. Highway 180 remains closed between mileposts 235 and 248 because of the fire.
Ducey planned to take an aerial tour of the two fires, be briefed by fire officials and visit a Red Cross shelter for evacuees before holding a press conference, his office said.