Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management

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More than 120 Arizona firefighters and 34 engines have been deployed to California over the past few days to help fight wildfires.

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Large-scale forest restoration in northern Arizona is behind schedule. One of the major hurdles is that there are very few places for low-value logs and slash to go once it’s cut. It’s known as the “biomass bottleneck,” but a new pilot program spearheaded by Northern Arizona University’s Ecological Restoration Institute aims to tap wood markets on the other side of the globe, and hopefully reduce the chances catastrophic wildfire back home. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Interim State Forester David Tenney will now fill the position permanently.

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management

Arizona avoided a potentially calamitous fire season in 2018 after a record-setting dry winter and spring. State fire officials say proactive prevention measures reduced wildfire impacts. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Authorities say two southern Arizona firefighters were injured when their fire engine blew a tire and rolled in Nevada while they were returning to Arizona from a fire assignment in California.

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