Coconino National Forest fire crews had a busy Memorial Day Weekend responding to dozens of illegal and abandoned campfires. It comes despite fire bans throughout the state. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Officials say Arizona may have an active wildfire season this year. They point toward a potential for high wildfire activity in central Arizona and southward into desert areas where moist conditions during winter and early spring promoted growth of grasses.


Fire crews were dispatched Tuesday to battle the flames on a blaze moving across grass and Ponderosa Pine near Sherwood Forest Estates outside of Williams.

Coconino National Forest via facebook

A new wildfire in the Flagstaff area is under control.  Officials with the Coconino National Forest said on their facebook page that firefighters fully contained a six-acre fire Sunday night in the Schultz Pass, between Mt. Elden and the San Francisco Peaks, just north of Flagstaff...near the fire scar left behind by this summer's Museum Fire.


The Coconino National Forest will reduce the size of the closure area for the Museum Fire in Flagstaff Friday. The move will allow increased public access and recreation on parts of Mt. Elden.