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 »
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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.
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 is asking the U.S. Small Business Administration for wildfire disaster declarations for Cochise and Apache counties.Read More »
A committee of the Arizona Senate will meet in Show Low to gather information about wildfires.Read More »
One of three major wildfires burning in Arizona was declared fully contained Sunday, a second was nearly out, and a third was growing only in a rugged area with only a handful of residents.Read More »
Crews fighting a wildfire in southern Arizona fared well in setting controlled fires aimed at eliminating forest fuels between the blaze and an upscale neighborhood.Read More »
When national forests go up in flames, as they are doing across Arizona right now, the U.S. government turns to local firefighters to help contain the blazes.Read More »
Western state lawmakers from both parties say they are worried that the federal government's firefighting efforts don't place enough emphasis on prevention, and the result is the kind of devastation taking hold in eastern Arizona, where more than 733 square miles have burned.Read More »
The wheels are in motion to begin thinning Arizona’s forests, but experts say it will take more than a generation of land management before the return of small, yet functional, wild fires.Read More »