AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File

Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over the past half-century as climate change warmed the planet. 


Coconino County

State fire officials and Governor Doug Ducey say the upcoming wildfire season could be early and potentially active. The remarks come after one of the driest years on record in the state. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Nate Jones/DFFM

Gov. Doug Ducey last week signed a bill into law that’ll employ hundreds more state inmates for wildfire mitigation work. Officials hope it’ll help reduce fire danger throughout the state. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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.

Charley Pitcher

A California-based developer has withdrawn an application to build a controversial "glamping," or glamorous camping, project on nearly 18-acres of private land in Sedona.