Thirteen years ago 468,638 acres of Arizona’s northern forests turned to ash as a result of the Rodeo-Chediski fire, which was the largest and most destructive wildfire in Arizona history until 2011, when the Wallow fire scorched more than 500,000 acres in five weeks.Read More »
Two cousins who accidentally started the largest wildfire in Arizona history will have to pay more than $3.7 million in restitution to those whose homes were destroyed or suffered other losses, a federal judge said Thursday.Read More »
For decades, the White Mountain Apache Tribe has cleared young trees, logged larger trees and burned underbrush to replicate the natural burn-and-growth cycle of the Ponderosa pine forest. Jonathan Brooks, tribal forest manager for the tribe, said that made it easy for firefighters to create a backfire here to deprive the approaching Wallow Fire of fuel.Read More »
Following the arrest of two U.S. citizens accused of starting the largest wildfire in Arizona history, Sen. Steve Gallardo demanded that U.S. Sen. John McCain apologize for comments he made that some wildfires in the state were started by illegal immigrants.Read More »
The U.S. Forest Service told a Senate panel Wednesday that work has already begun on recovery of forestland burned by the Wallow Fire, ahead of a bill that would require that action.Read More »
More than 800 square miles were torched, 32 home were destroyed and taxpayers are on the hook for $100 million.
That’s the cost of the Wallow fire, the largest wildfire in our state’s history. Sadly, this could have been prevented.
House Speaker Andy Tobin and 24 other House Republicans have sent a letter to Sens. John Kyl and John McCain voicing their support for legislation introduced earlier this week to help eastern Arizona recover from the Wallow Fire.Read More »
The worst wildfire in Arizona history has been contained, but affected residents as well as local and state officials are only beginning to grapple with its aftermath.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's office says the federal government has granted the state financial assistance for residents and businesses affected by two destructive wildfires.Read More »
With the largest wildfire in Arizona history all but contained, specialized units pulled out of eastern Arizona on Tuesday leaving authorities at the heavily-scorched sites of blazes around the state to shift their focus to a new vulnerability — water.Read More »