Wildfires-Forest Closures A sign warning of the closure of the national forest surrounding Flagstaff, Ariz., hangs on barbed wire fence on Wednesday June 23, 2021. The Coconino National Forest is one of a handful of forests in Arizona that closed this week amid high fire danger and as resources are stretched thin with blazes burning across the state. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)Photo by: Felicia Fonseca/AP Evacuating Kitt Peak Observatory: What employees tried to save Evacuating Kitt Peak Observatory: What employees tried to savePhoto by: Thomas Folkers This photo shows the remains of a multilevel stone dwelling at Wupatki National Monument outside Flagstaff, Arizona, on Feb. 17, 2014. The monument has been evacuated twice during spring 2022 because of wildfires. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

This photo shows the remains of a multilevel stone dwelling at Wupatki National Monument outside Flagstaff, Arizona, on Feb. 17, 2014. The monument has been evacuated twice during spring 2022 because of wildfires. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

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Contreras Fire from back porch at Diamond Bell Ranch.  Photograph by Catherine Sienko Contreras Fire from back porch at Diamond Bell Ranch. Photograph by Catherine Sienko
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Contreras Fire from back porch at Diamond Bell Ranch.  Photograph by Catherine Sienko Contreras Fire from back porch at Diamond Bell Ranch. Photograph by Catherine Sienko
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288509193_323307979990834_3395493080077885802_n.jpg Raspberry FirePhoto by: Facebook: U.S. Forest Service - Coronado National Forest The Contreras Fire has burned thousands of acres in the Baboquivari Mountains Tucson Fire Captain Michael Short is serving as the Medical Group Leader on the Contreras Fire, which has burned thousands of acres in a remote area of the Baboquivari Mountains. The fire began 6/11, and is 0% contained as of 6/15.
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Western Wildfires This Monday, June 13, 2022, photo provided by Krissie Maxwell shows smoke from a wildfire on the outskirts of Flagstaff, Ariz. swirling in the air. Favorable weather Tuesday aided firefighters battling the wildfire. (Krissie Maxwell via AP)Photo by: Krissie Maxwell/AP A wildfire burning on the outskirts of Flagstaff, Arizona, Sunday, June 12, casts a glow above neighborhoods. Evacuations have been ordered for homes in the area. Authorities say firefighters are responding to the wildfire about six miles north of Flagstaff that has forced evacuations. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

A wildfire burning on the outskirts of Flagstaff, Arizona, Sunday, June 12, casts a glow above neighborhoods. Evacuations have been ordered for homes in the area. Authorities say firefighters are responding to the wildfire about six miles north of Flagstaff that has forced evacuations. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

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APTOPIX Arizona Wildfire A wildfire burning on the outskirts of Flagstaff, Arizona, Sunday, June 12, casts a glow above neighborhoods. Evacuations have been ordered for homes in the area. Authorities say firefighters are responding to the wildfire about six miles north of Flagstaff that has forced evacuations. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)Photo by: Felicia Fonseca/AP Arizona Wildfire Janetta Kathleen and her horse, Squish, watch as smoke rises above neighborhoods on the outskirts of Flagstaff, Ariz., Sunday, June 12, casts a glow above neighborhoods. Evacuations have been ordered for homes in the area. Authorities say firefighters are responding to the wildfire about six miles north of Flagstaff that has forced evacuations. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)Photo by: Felicia Fonseca/AP Pipeline Fire north of Flagstaff South view of "Pipeline Fire" north of Flagstaff.Photo by: Calvin Johnson A fire is burning in remote mountains about 20 miles east of Sells. A fire is burning in remote mountains about 20 miles east of Sells.Photo by: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Papago Agency ewscripps.brightspotcdn.jpg Photo by: Heidi Goitia Elgin Bridge Fire The Elgin Bridge Fire is burning to the northeast of Elgin through a heavy grass crop. The fire is burning actively on all flanks and has made a run up Mustang Mountain. Residences along Mustang Ranch Road have been evacuated. Air Attack is reporting the fire to be an estimated 4,000 acres. Multiple engines, Arizona Forestry hand crews, tenders and aircraft, and helicopters are assigned and engaged.

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A wildfire near Elgin, Ariz. has spread to as many as 1,500 acres. A wildfire near Elgin, Ariz. has spread to as many as 1,500 acres.Photo by: Arizona State Forestry Sonoita Elgin Fire District Photo by: Sonoita-Elgin Fire District San Rafael Fire Photo by: Patagonia Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Residents in the Locklin Avenue, Juniper Flats and Wood Canyon areas have been evacuated due to a wildfire in the Bisbee area. Residents in the Locklin Avenue, Juniper Flats and Wood Canyon areas have been evacuated due to a wildfire in the Bisbee area.Photo by: Louis Pereira Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.



Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.

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Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.



Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.

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Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.



Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.

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Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.



Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.

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Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.



Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.

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Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.



Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.

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Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.



Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.

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Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.



Destructive Southwest fires have burned dozens of homes in northern Arizona and put small New Mexico villages in the path of flames.

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BISBEE FIRE DIFF 2.jpg Photo by: Cochise County Sheriff's Office Fire at recycling plant Photo by: Photo by Janie Shipley Presumido Peak Fire 3/28/22 Presumido Peak Fire 3/28/22Photo by: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management A wildfire spread north of Sasabe Monday. Courtesy Inciweb. A wildfire spread north of Sasabe Monday. Courtesy Inciweb.
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A fire is burning in the Santa Rita Mountains near Madera Canyon on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. A fire is burning in the Santa Rita Mountains near Madera Canyon on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.Photo by: Don Thompson Evacuation orders have been issued as the Tiger Fire burns east of Crown King.

As of Thursday morning, fire officials said the fire has grown to 13,175 acres and is 29% contained. Evacuation orders have been issued as the Tiger Fire burns east of Crown King.

As of Thursday morning, fire officials said the fire has grown to 13,175 acres and is 29% contained.
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Walnut Fire - Az State Forestry Photo by: Az State Forestry ready set go (2).jpg Photo by: https://ein.az.gov/ Ready set go graphic Photo by: ein.az.gov Walnute Fire near I-10 on June 22, 2021. Walnute Fire near I-10 on June 22, 2021.Photo by: Cochise County Sheriff's Office/Facebook The "Heavy Fire" is burning in the Santa Rita Mountains east of Sahuarita. The "Heavy Fire" is burning in the Santa Rita Mountains east of Sahuarita.Photo by: Green Valley Fire Department PCSD WILFIRE PREVENTION MT LEMMON.jpg Photo by: Ciara Encinas Aerial photo from the U.S. Forest Service captures the Shamrock Fire on June 10, 2021. Aerial photo from the U.S. Forest Service captures the Shamrock Fire on June 10, 2021.Photo by: U.S. Forest Service/Twitter pinal fire Photo by: Pinal Co. Sheriff's Dept. Pinal Co. Fire Photo by: AZ State Forestry Becoming a Wildland Firefighter Photo by: KGUN The Encinos Fire has burned about 7,500 acres as of Friday, Oct. 9, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The Encinos Fire has burned about 7,500 acres as of Friday, Oct. 9, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.Photo by: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The Dove Fire is one of two wildfires burning in the Tortolita Mountains Thursday evening. The Dove Fire is one of two wildfires burning in the Tortolita Mountains Thursday evening.Photo by: Arizona Department of Fire and Forestry Management Westridge Fire Westridge FirePhoto by: Arizona State Forestry Fire near Dove Mountain Fire near Dove MountainPhoto by: Arizona State Forestry Bighorn Scar Photo by: David Keller Mt. Lemmon Highway damage from Bighorn Fire Mt. Lemmon Highway damage from Bighorn FirePhoto by: Pima County Department of Transportation Summer Haven Photo by: Mount Lemmon Business Economic Association
jackson fire.JPG The fire, which is burning near Jackson Peak within the Santa Theresa Wilderness, grew to 939 acres and is 0 percent contained.Photo by: Villarreal, Phil The Jackson Fire started July 11 near Safford. The Jackson Fire started July 11 near Safford.Photo by: Villarreal, Phil (FILE) Fire crews stationed on Mt. Lemmon and in the Summerhaven area after the Bighorn Fire. (FILE) Fire crews stationed on Mt. Lemmon and in the Summerhaven area after the Bighorn Fire.Photo by: Pima County Sheriff's Department AZ Game and Fish: Desert tortoises threatened by wildfires Photo by: AZ Game and Fish ewscripps.brightspotcdn.png Authorities say a helicopter helping to fight a wildfire near Payson has crashed under unknown circumstances.Photo by: abc15 Go evacuation notice issued for area east of Santa Catalina Mountains Go evacuation notice issued for area east of Santa Catalina MountainsPhoto by: Pima County Sheriff's Department Map Inmates heading to battle wildfires in this July 2019 photo. Inmates heading to battle wildfires in this July 2019 photo.Photo by: Arizona Department of Corrections The Bighorn Fire as seen in the pre-dawn hours on June  23rd from Biosphere Road The Bighorn Fire as seen in the pre-dawn hours on June 23rd from Biosphere Road. Photo courtesy of Andy HallPhoto by: Andrew Hall The Bighorn Fire as seen in the pre-dawn hours on June  23rd from Biosphere Road The Bighorn Fire as seen in the pre-dawn hours on June 23rd from Biosphere Road. Photo courtesy of Andy HallPhoto by: Andrew Hall Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle four major wildfires burning across Arizona. Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle four major wildfires burning across Arizona.Photo by: Pima County Sheriff's Department/Twitter Willow Canyon evacuation Willow Canyon evacuationPhoto by: Pima County Sheriff's Department The Bighorn Fire burns heavy fuel along the La Canada Del Oro Ridge on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The Bighorn Fire burns heavy fuel along the La Canada Del Oro Ridge on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.Photo by: U.S. Forest Service The Bighorn Fire burning in the Catalina Mountains creeps toward Mount Lemmon The Bighorn Fire burning in the Catalina Mountains creeps toward Mount Lemmon. Photo courtesy of Greg GauntPhoto by: Greg Gaunt The Bighorn Fire burning in the Catalina Mountains creeps toward toward Mount Lemmon The Bighorn Fire burning in the Catalina Mountains creeps toward toward Mount Lemmon. Photo courtesy of Greg Gaunt The Bighorn Fire burning in the Catalina Mountains creeps toward toward Mount Lemmon The Bighorn Fire burning in the Catalina Mountains creeps toward toward Mount Lemmon. Photo courtesy of Greg GauntPhoto by: Greg Gaunt Summerhaven, Mt. Lemmon under evacuation notice Summerhaven, Mt. Lemmon under evacuation noticePhoto by: Pima County Sheriff's Department Bighorn Fire in the Catalina Mountains Bighorn Fire in the Catalina Mountains. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Amstutz. The Bighorn fire in the Catalina Mountains The Bighorn fire in the Catalina Mountains. Photo courtesy of Debbie AngelPhoto by: DEBBIE ANGEL The Bighorn fire in the Catalina Mountains The Bighorn fire in the Catalina Mountains. Photo courtesy of Debbie AngelPhoto by: DEBBIE ANGEL Bighorn Fire Bighorn FirePhoto by: Pima County Sheriff's Department Bighorn Fire Bighorn FirePhoto by: U.S. Forest Service The Bighorn Fire in the Catalina Mountains The Bighorn Fire in the Catalina Mountains. Photo courtesy of JesseJ.MediaPhoto by: Jesse Jackson The Bighorn Fire in the Catalina Mountains The Bighorn Fire in the Catalina Mountains. Photo courtesy of JesseJ.MediaPhoto by: Jesse Jackson Smoke billows from a ridge after a slurry drop on the Bighorn Fire in the Catalina Mountains Smoke billows from a ridge after a slurry drop on the Bighorn Fire in the Catalina Mountains. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Amstutz Bighorn Fire Bighorn fire grows to more than 4,000 acresPhoto by: Kelvin Garcia Tuscon Lightning Fire by Vinson La Noir.jpg Vinson La Noir took this photo of the Bighorn Fire.Photo by: Vinson La Noir bighornfire-20200606-sm_original.jpg The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality issued an air pollution health watch Tuesday due to fire smoke from the Bighorn Fire and Tortolita Fire.Photo by: Pima County Department of Environmental Quality Bighorn Fire Photo by: Pima County Twitter forest service.PNG The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, southwestern region is implementing a recreational shooting restriction for the Coronado, Prescott and Tonto National Forests in efforts to reduce wildfires while protecting health and safety of employees and communities.Photo by: Google Maps Superior fire Photo by: Duarte, Jessica Arizonawildfire.jpg Photo by: TWITTER/@PeoriaFire Redington Pass Wildfire 22 acre wildfirePhoto by: Coronado National Forest Saguaro_National_Park_(West)_1 WIKICOMMONS.jpg Photo by: Burley Packwood siren generic daytime Generic siren.Photo by: Scripps Siren Generic Photo by: Scripps Wildfires ravage Northern California An out of control wildfire approaches Gundlach Bundschu winery on October 9, 2017 in Sonoma, California. Ten people have died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and destroyed over 1,500 homes and businesses in several Northen California counties. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Photo by: Justin Sullivan Wildfires ravage Northern California Fire consumes a home as out of control wildfires move through the area on October 9, 2017 in Glen Ellen, California. Tens of thousands of acres and dozens of homes and businesses have burned in widespread wildfires that are burning in Napa and Sonoma counties. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Photo by: Justin Sullivan Amerind Fire Photo by: AZ State Forestry California wildfires by the numbers: $177M spent

Flames threaten homes at the Thomas Fire on December 16, 2017 in Montecito, California. 

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