Prescribed fires are credited with making forests healthier and stopping or slowing the advance of some blazes. Despite those successes, there are plenty of reasons they are not set as often as officials would like, ranging from poor conditions to safely burn to bureaucratic snags and public opposition.
Some good news for people up in the high country: the Museum fire burning near Flagstaff is now fully contained. The blaze scorched more than 1,900 acres and at one point, the flames forced some evacuations.
Among the hundreds of firefighters, aircraft and engines dispatched to a northern Arizona wildfire were two women whose focus wasn't on flames, but smoke.
The heat is making things tough for crews battling the Verde wildfire northeast of Ft. McDowell. It's burned about 2,000 acres and there's no containment.
Fire crews responded Sunday to a lightning-caused fire four miles northeast of Rio Verde.
Fire crews are still trying to get a handle on the Museum Fire that is burning north of Flagstaff.
A wildfire being allowed to burn on the Arizona Strip north of the Grand Canyon has grown to 2.6 square miles (7 square kilometers) within a much larger planning area where public-land managers say the fire is removing excess vegetation from the forest floor.
PHOENIX (FOX 10) — The Arizona Department of Transportation says a portion of State Route 88 remains closed due to potential flooding.
Part 1: FOX 10's John Hook talks to Executive Assistant Chief Michael Kurtenbach of the Phoenix Police about the department stepping up to deploy body cameras on officers in the hopes of transparency and answer more fully to the public following a traffic stop that went viral in June 2019. Part 2: John talks to Northern Arizona University professor Amy Walsh about wildfires. Are the fires in Arizona getting worse and if so, why?
PHOENIX (FOX 10) - Forestry officials correctly predicted an increase in wildfires this year in comparison to last. And with a late start to the monsoon season, fires continue to burn across the state.
Forestry officials correctly predicted an increase in wildfires this year in comparison to last. And with a late start to the monsoon season, fires continue to burn across the state. FOX 10's Stephanie Olmo reports.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (FOX 10) - FOX 10 photojournalist Joe Tillman got a closer look at the damage the Museum Fire is causing. Fire crews took the media on a tour of the front lines.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (FOX 10) - "What you're seeing behind me is a community coming together," JB Dewitt said. Volunteers have been shoveling sand into bags at stations around Flagstaff for hours in hopes of mitigating potential flood damage.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (FOX 10) - As the Museum Fire increases in size, so does the concern of many Flagstaff residents. Locals Marsha and Carl say it's disconcerting to look up and see smoke so close.
Rain in the forecast this week could bring some relief to efforts in containing the Museum Fire, but it could also cause a new problem with flooding. FOX 10's Jennifer Martinez reports.
OAKLAND, Calif. (FOX 10) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted assistance for the Museum Fire.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (FOX 10) — Fire crews are still trying to get a handle on the Museum Fire that is burning north of Flagstaff.
As the Museum Fire continues to grow, so does the concern in the community of Flagstaff. FOX 10's Marcy Jones reports.
Fox 10's Marcy Jones reports
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (FOX 10) — The Cellar Fire caused by lightning is burning in the Prescott National Forest with almost half of it contained. The fire is being managed as a Type 3 incident.