Fire Season 2018

(Les Stukenberg/ Daily Courier)

Authorities say a wildfire that destroyed two homes and threatened hundreds of others in north-central Arizona is now 95% contained with full containment expected by Monday. 

 

USDA/Kari Greer

Federal officials predict this will be an especially dangerous year for wildfires in the West. A new report highlights fire weather conditions in a dozen states. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


 

The National Weather Service says much of northern Arizona will have "critical fire weather conditions" Thursday through Saturday due to a storm system approaching the state from the northwest.

Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic

Officials say hotter and drier weather may affect efforts to battle a large wildfire in north-central Arizona.

APS

About 600 residents evacuated during the Tinder Fire are being allowed to return today, some to heavily damaged or destroyed homes. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the fire is now 48 percent contained and has burned 12,628 acres.


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