Fire Season 2018


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.

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


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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Crews have begun to suppress the Tinder Fire burning near Clint’s Well after it began nearly a week ago. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the blaze is 12 percent contained and has reached more than 12,200 acres.

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Firefighters battling the 11,500-acre Tinder Fire are taking advantage of the wet weather in their efforts to contain it. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, residents of about 1,000 homes are still under evacuation orders.