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The first of four prescribed burn projects on the Coconino National Forest in the Flagstaff area got underway Thursday.

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The Colorado Plateau is a place often thirsty for rain. But some of the soils in the region are water-phobic.


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Local fire managers say funding for the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project will likely dry up in December of next year. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, millions more will be needed to complete the forest restoration work.


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A preliminary report by investigators on the Museum Fire shows no negligence by the contractor conducting forest thinning operations. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the company and employee on the job followed all requirements to prevent wildfire when it began in July.


Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Coconino National Forest officials say the Museum Fire that ignited north of Flagstaff in July was likely caused by forest restoration work. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the blaze prompted evacuations and threatened several areas of the city.


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