How the DC 10 air tanker works with wildfire crews

When firefighters on the ground need some extra support, they call in air tankers. There are four DC 10 tankers in the world, and one of them is right here in the Valley. FOX 10's Kenzie Beach has the story.

Tips to prevent starting wildfires in Arizona

Wildfire season in the Valley is starting to pick up steam. Kurt Walker, Battalion Chief for Peoria Fire and Medical, says that this season is comparable to two years ago when there was more precipitation in the colder months.

Wildcat Fire road closures impact local businesses

The Wildcat Fire has business owners near Bartlett Lake out of luck as boaters are unable to access roads that lead to the popular holiday destination spot ahead of Memorial Day weekend. FOX 10's Steve Nielsen has more.

Tonto National Forest fire restrictions go into effect

Beginning May 23, new fire restrictions will go into effect in the Tonto National Forest. Campfires and stove fires will be banned, except in designated campgrounds and picnic area maintained by the Forest Service. Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or at a developed recreation site.

Flying a drone near a wildfire could stop efforts

As the wildfire season is revving up, crews have a warning. Don't fly drones near a fire. They say it really interferes with their response and could bring it to a halt. FOX 10's Kenzie Beach has more.