Fire Season 2018

Aaron Granillo/KNAU

People experiencing homelessness often turn to national forests as a temporary place to live. But, partial closures on the Coconino due to fire danger are steering many out of the woods and into already crowded shelters. As KNAU’s Aaron Granillo reports, non-profits, churches, police, and others are teaming up to offer safe and legal options for the region’s homeless.


inciweb.nwcg.gov

Ground crews helped by water drops from aircraft are attacking hot spots and trying to contain a wildfire that has shut down an eastern Arizona highway that funnels traffic to and from Interstate 40.

Navajo County

Arizona Department of Transportation officials say a brush fire has closed highways in Holbrook and Snowflake in northeast-central Arizona and forced some evacuations.

Erin Ford/WGCN

The Forest Service had a busy holiday weekend citing some campers and visitors who didn't obey restrictions put into place to protect against extreme fire danger.

National Weather Service, Flagstaff

Much of northern and western Arizona will be under a red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service for Thursday due to dangerous wildfire conditions.

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