As quarter size ash fell from the sky, Mike Reichling with the Pine-Strawberry Fire District and other officials worked quickly to evacuate Roosevelt Lake area residents Thursday, the Woodbury Fire burning just over the mountains to the south.
MCNARY — The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Forestry and Wildland Fire Management with the Fort Apache Agency responded to three human-caused fires last Thursday.
As of 3 p.m. today, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests has lifted all fire restrictions and rescinded all forest closures. Local cities, towns and counties will likely follow suit in the coming days. Show Low is also lifting their restrictions at the same time.
Navajo County Emergency Manager Catrina Jenkins praised the efforts of a group of county workers knocking back hazardous fuels in the county as fire season continues with the same grim outlook: The forest is dry and getting drier.
WHITE MOUNTAINS—The rain started falling Saturday afternoon across most of the White Mountains and brought sighs of relief from locals and visitors alike. Streets in Pinetop-Lakeside turned yellow-white from the pollen washed out of the air and off of buildings and trees; much to the joy of …
The increasing failure of forests to bounce back after wildfires promises sweeping vegetation changes throughout the West — especially in dry forests like those surrounding Payson, Pine, Show Low and Springerville, according to a growing body of research.
Firefighter crews with the Coconino National Forest are responding to multiple wildfires—likely caused by lightning—in the Happy Jack area atop Mogollon Rim.
White Mountain Apache Tribal Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood has signed an executive order listing the following tribal lakes and camgrounds as closed.
Across the nation, women hold more than 6,500 career firefighting positions. Locally, we have several of those special women and one works on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Springerville Ranger District — Christina Douglas. Douglas is a forestry technician in fire on an E-61, a Type…
Firefighters worked to contain the fire near power lines yesterday to allow Navopache Electric crews to get in and replace burned power line structures and restore power to Heber-Overgaard.
WHITE MOUNTAINS — Law enforcement and the Forest Service had a relatively busy holiday trying to get people to comply with recent fire restrictions and forest closures during the Memorial Day weekend, traditionally one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year.
The Southwest faces “above normal significant wildland fire potential” from now until the predicted start of the monsoon in July, according to the National Weather Service.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 18, 2018, For Immediate Release – Coconino National Forest will temporarily close six large areas to public access beginning Wednesday (May 23) at 8 a.m. due to fire danger and for public safety. Areas outside of the closures will remain in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions.
Phoenix, AZ (5/17/18) - With fire severity extraordinarily high and much of Arizona in extreme drought conditions, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management will close state lands in two counties to recreational use.
PHOENIX — With summer temperatures at hand and the landscape extremely dry across Arizona, dragging chains, tossing cigarette butts or even having under-inflated tires can start fires along state highways.
An Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at 1520 Church Lane in Lakeside with participation from Pinetop-Lakeside Police, Navajo County Emergency Management, Timber Mesa Fire and Medical, Pinetop Fire, The American Red Cross and Navajo County Commu…
WHITE MOUNTAINS — As the threat of wildfire continues to escalate and one of the biggest outdoor recreation holidays of the year approaches, authorities this week stiffened fire restrictions and the Forest Service announced some limited closures are being planned.
HONDAH — A wildfire that started Wednesday about a mile south the Hon-Dah Casino off of Highway 73 on the White Mountain Apache reservation was nearly extinguished on Thursday morning.
Alarmed by an already dangerous fire season, residents have taken it upon themselves to put out abandoned campfires and hold stores accountable for fuel sales.
Sixteen years after the Rodeo-Chediski fire burned nearly 469,000 acres, threatened the City of Show Low, torched 1,200 homes and caused the evacuation of 35,000 people, the state Forester of Arizona said that the work to make communities safer from wildfire is just beginning.