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Forest Fires

Pay attention to fire rules when enjoying the outdoors

The temperature creeping toward the 100-degree mark before a three-day weekend evokes thoughts of a cool mountain retreat and roasting marshmallows around an open campfire.

May 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Proposition 120 would give AZ 'control' of US lands

PHOENIX - Arizona really can force the federal government to surrender title to close 73 million acres of land in the state, the chief proponent of the ballot proposition insists.

September 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Fire danger may be less this year, say forecasters

Fire danger may be less this year, say forecasters

Fire danger is high this spring, as it is every year of the continuing Southwest drought, but there are some hopeful signs that this year will not repeat last year's record burns in New Mexico and Arizona, according to U.S. Forest Service meteorologists.

April 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Fire danger may be less this year, say forecasters

Fire danger may be less this year, say forecasters

A fire that broke out at Fort Huachuca in June 2011 sent authorities patrolling nearby neighborhoods in Sierra Vista. Fires burned more than 1 million acres in Arizona last year.

April 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Fire danger may be less this year, say forecasters

Fire danger may be less this year, say forecasters

Even without persistent winds this year, forest fuels will continue to dry until the area gets significant rainfall, which likely won't happen until the monsoon comes, usually in early to mid-July.

April 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Bid to take $42M for parks, fires is blocked

PHOENIX - State lawmakers blocked a bid by rural interests to take about $42 million left in a voter-approved account to preserve open space and use it instead to help operate and preserve state parks and prevent future forest fires.

March 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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