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Coconino National Forest firefighters are attempting to contain a wildfire about 20 miles northwest of Flagstaff that’s forced the closure of Highway 180 to the Grand Canyon. Officials say the Slate Fire has grown to about 2,200 acres with no containment reported yet. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Tonto National Forest

Governor Doug Ducey has issued two emergency declarations in response to the Telegraph and Mescal fires burning in Pinal and Gila counties.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service’s outlook on precipitation odds for the 2021 monsoon pretty much amounts to a three-way coin flip. 


Master Sgt. William Greer/U.S. Air Force

The Biden administration plans to retire dozens of military aircraft at a base in Tucson as part of its budget proposal. Several members of Arizona’s congressional delegation, however, are fighting the plan. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.