Fire Season 2018

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.

Apache Sitgreaves National Forest

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests officials say four areas in the two jointly-administered forests in eastern Arizona are now closed to the public because of elevated wildfire conditions.