Coconino National Forest

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Flood Insurance Program is telling people in the Flagstaff area affected by a recent fire that they should protect their homes and families from flash flooding caused by summer rains.

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The U.S. Forest Service has finalized a plan to thin trees on 64 thousand acres above the Mogollon Rim to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. One environmental group has criticized the plan for not protecting large old growth pines. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


Deborah Lee Soltesz/USFS Coconino National Fores

A newly authorized project calls for forest thinning and prescribed fires to protect watersheds that feed a reservoir serving the city of Payson in east-central Arizona.

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Crews with the Coconino National Forest continue to manage several lightning-caused wildfires in the region with the onset of monsoon season. The Seep Fire is burning woody debris near Kendrick Park north of Flagstaff and has grown to 2,300 acres. Twenty-five personnel are keeping the blaze within containment lines.

Felicia Fonseca/AP

Decreased fire danger resulting from recent rain and increased humidity is allowing three national forests in Arizona to lift all or some of their fire restrictions and area closures.

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