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Sollers Cabin sits in a clearing among pines and Douglas firs.

  • The Associated Press

Restrictions typically remain in effect until forests receive significant rainfall.

  • Benjie Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

A group of nature-loving folks hops across a stream in Marshall Gulch in August, 2002. Benjie Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

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Work will help cut wildfire risk, improve habitat.


An endangered Mount Graham red squirrel.

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Abundant monsoon moisture has left the mountains looking lush and green.

Close to 300,000 trees, mostly junipers and oaks, would likely be cleared on public land in the Santa Rita Mountains if the proposed Rosemont …

  • Los Angeles Times

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

  • Aaron Latham / Arizona Daily Star

An air tanker — one of 10 — drops fire retardant on the Bullock Fire. The slurry is a mixture of water, chemical fire inhibitors and crimson d…

  • Courtesy Mt. Graham International Observatory

In this image from video, smoke and flames from the Gibson fire draw near to the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) atop Mount Graham near Saffor…

  • A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

A Sky Crane helitanker retrieves fire retardant from tanks at a mixture base before making another run at the Gibson Fire outside Safford.

  • A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

Jim Bell, center, and Austin Peck, right, of Northwest Fire work near the Noon Creek Campground.

  • A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

Flames race up a ridgeline in the Pinaleno Mountains, where the Nuttall and Gibson fires grew to 27,000 acres Thursday.

  • David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

Stuart Rodeffer, of Tucson's Northwest Fire and Rescue, moves a propane tank away from a burning home.

  • David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

Fire engulfs ponderosa pines off Forest Road 322 in Aripine.

  • David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

A Corona de Tucson firefighter flees wind-driven flames near a hot spot at a girls camp off Forest Road 322 in Aripine.

  • David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star 2004

Leroy Day and his wife, Jeanne Mayer, both firefighters with the Mount Lemmon Fire Department, rebuild their home in 2004 after the Aspen Fire…


Incident commander Andy Miller of the Casa Grande Fire Department gives the morning briefing to the couple hundred firefighters from throughou…

  • Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Sta

Chris Dawson from the Northwest Fire District refolds a test personal-emergency shelter after using it during a drill. Some of the state and l…

  • Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

ORACLE - More than a dozen local, state and federal firefighting agencies gathered Tuesday to train for what could be an active fire season in…