Fire Season 2021

Coconino National Forest

A wildfire burning about 20 miles north of Flagstaff has grown to 5,000 acres with no containment. It’s burning in dry pine and juniper as firefighters contend with hot, windy conditions. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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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.

Cole Habay

Coconino National Forest fire crews responded early Monday morning to a wildfire 15 miles north of Flagstaff.

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More than two weeks ago firefighters extinguished a small wildfire on the San Francisco Peaks that started when a tree fell on a power line. It was the second such fire in the last year involving the line. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.