Fire Season 2021

Tonto National Forest

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a $100 million bipartisan wildfire relief package into law.

Coconino National Forest

6 p.m. UPDATE: The Gila County Sheriff's Office has issued evacuation orders for the comunities of Pine, Strawberry and Hunts Ranch as the fire has moved across Fossil Creek. An evacuation center has been opened at Rim Country Middle School. State Route 260 has been closed between Camp Verde and SR 87. 

A wildfire reported Wednesday night near Fossil Creek has grown to 6,000 acres with no containment. The blaze forced the evacuation of campers but officials say it isn’t currently threatening any local communities. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Tonto National Forest

The massive Telegraph Fire east of Phoenix has grown to more than 170,000 acres. Crews, however, have made steady progress in recent days and report more than 70% containment. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Tonto National Forest

Two wildfires east of Phoenix have now merged into one massive fire as crews continue to try to increase containment.

Tonto National Forest

Wildfire danger throughout Arizona and the Southwest remains very high this week. Firefighters are battling several large blazes throughout the state amid near-record temperatures and extreme dryness. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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