Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management

State and federal fire managers are putting more campfire restrictions in place Tuesday as conditions in Arizona continue to dry out. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Shaula Hedwall

The Museum Fire burned nearly two thousand acres north of Flagstaff last July. The area is home to a federally threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl, and the fire affected three patches of habitat set aside for them, called Protected Activity Centers. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with two wildlife biologists about how the owls are doing now, Shaula Hedwall of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Julia Camps of the Coconino National Forest.

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson,File

New plans offer a national reimagining of how to fight wildfires amid the risk of the coronavirus spreading through crews.

Graham County

Officials with the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are urging the public to adhere to the campfire ban put into effect two weeks ago.

The U.S. Forest Service will temporarily ban recreational shooting on the Prescott, Tonto and Coronado national forests to reduce the chance of wildfire.