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A wildfire northeast of Phoenix has grown to nearly 65,000 acres and has prompted the evacuation of a more rural communities.

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The number of new coronavirus cases in Arizona has hit an alarming new daily high of nearly 2,400 — almost double the previous record, health officials said Tuesday.

 

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Authorities in northern Arizona say a man has been arrested for allegedly threatening census workers with a shotgun.

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Coconino County corrections officials report half-a-dozen new coronavirus cases among inmates. It comes as known infections at the jail have remained relatively steady. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


The Coconino and Kaibab National Forests have entered stage two fire restrictions. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, fire crews are preparing for an above-average wildfire season in Arizona.

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