Tonto National Forest

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management

UPDATE: Fire crews said Monday night they had stopped forward progress of the Pumpkin Fire, which grew to 175 acres. There'e no word on containment. According to state Forestry officials, the fire started on private property and was human caused. 

State fire managers say a 50-acre wildfire near the Tonto Basin has forced evacuations and is threatening structures.

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The U.S. Forest Service has halted a controversial land exchange in Arizona that would pave the way for one of the largest copper mines in the country. Officials say they want to perform a thorough review of the project after receiving numerous public comments. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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The Tonto National Forest is moving ahead with a controversial federal land exchange. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it would pave the way for one of nation’s largest copper mines slated for an Apache sacred site.


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The U.S. Forest Service has released the final environmental review for a controversial land exchange in Arizona.

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The U.S. Forest Service plans to begin a controversial land swap Friday that’ll pave the way for a copper mine in central Arizona that'll be one of the largest in the nation. A tribal group, however, has filed a series of legal actions to block the move. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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