Some evacuations remained in place Friday as the Apple Fire continued to rage in the mountains within the San Bernardino National Forest. Firefighters worked to increase containment of the blaze, which has blackened 29,267 acres, destroyed 12 structures and was 30% contained.
Arizona fire crews are fighting a rapidly spreading brush fire west of the I-17 and Bumble Bee Road, officials said on Aug. 7.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that Catalina Highway was expected to remain closed until Nov. 1 because of the lightning-caused Bighorn Fire that charred about 187 square miles before it was recently contained.
Restrictions will be lifted by July 31 on state lands in Apache, Coconino, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Navajo, Pima, Pinal and Santa Cruz counties.
Firefighters are getting a handle on the wildfire that the Arizona State Forestry Department says was caused by target shooting.
Close to 1,000 homes and businesses lying along a number of washes could be flooded during a 100-year storm.
Arizona firefighters have to eat 6 to 10 feet apart, crew members wave at each other instead of shaking hands and they attend virtual briefs on their smart phones or radios instead of massive and crowded in-person ones.
Officials said the Arctic is heating more than twice as fast as the global average.
The Bighorn Fire was caused by lightning that struck the Coronado National Forest on June 5. The dry, hot weather and the steep, rocky topography were the main challenges in fighting the blaze near Tucson.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says State Route 79 is closed in both directions between US 60 and Arizona Farms Road, due to the crash.
A helicopter has crashed while battling the Polles Fire, killing the pilot, according to fire officials.
Glendale fire crews are working to put out a brush fire that sparked on Thunderbird Mountain on July 9.
It’s already been a year for the history books.
The risk of fire has resulted in the Parks and Recreation Department to restrict access to trailheads at several desert parks and preserves.
The Tonto National Forest will be closed starting July 2, however, some areas like lakes and certain forest roads will still be accessible.
On June 30, 2013, 19 elite firefighters known as members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed battling a wildfire northwest of Phoenix after a change in wind direction pushed the flames back toward their position.
A brush fire near Cordes Junction has closed Interstate 17 southbound, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The Bush Fire burning northeast of the Valley has increased in size and is burning nearly 200,000 acres of land. Those who were evacuated were allowed to go back home over the weekend.
The Avondale Fire started on June 26. It was previously reported to be 980 acres - and burning close to the Estrella Mountains, according to the Avondale Fire Department.
Arizona Fire & Medical Authority says structures are being impacted and to avoid the area near 299th Ave. and W. Painted Wagon Trail.