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Arizona Wildfires Coverage

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Understanding the Bighorn Fire Encore Special

The Bighorn Fire burned in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson for 48-days over the summer destroying nearly 120,000 acres. (29:30)
May 16, 2021

Wildlife and the Bighorn

A look at some of the specific wildlife species that live in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson and how wildfire impacts their existence. (07:17)
November 15, 2020

After the Burn

In the aftermath of the Bighorn Fire, researchers see a unique opportunity to better understand how fire impacts southern Arizona's delicate sky island ecosystems. (07:07)
November 15, 2020

Judge says fire retardant drops are polluting streams but allows use to continue

The ruling Friday from U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen came after environmentalists sued the government for dropping the red slurry material into waterways hundreds of times over the past decade.
May 26, 2023

Authorities make arson arrest related to two Douglas church fires

A man who lives outside of Douglas was taken into custody by federal authorities.
May 24, 2023

Two Douglas churches catch fire

One church suffered significant damage
May 23, 2023

Forest Service locates fire suspect

The man is accused of starting a fire near Mt. Lemmon
May 4, 2023

Forest service officials look for Molino 2 Wildfire suspect.

Video evidence has been released.
May 2, 2023

Fire on road to Mt. Lemmon

The fire closed the Catalina Highway.
April 30, 2023

The Buzz: A wet winter brings increased wildfire danger

Experts give a fire outlook and talk about recovery.
April 28, 2023

I-10 remains closed Wednesday morning due to deadly crash. Air quality remains an issue in the area

The incident involves a crashed commercial truck that was carrying nitric acid.
February 15, 2023

Crash involving hazardous material fire closes Interstate 10 east of Tucson

I-10 is closed in both directions between Kolb and Rita roads. People warned to avoid the area.
February 14, 2023

Tucson Fire Department received a record number of calls in 2022

Rising population brings rising demand for TFD services
January 25, 2023

USDA awards $930 million towards wildfire preventions

Three million acres of the San Carlos Apache Tribal Forest Protection Project will receive funding.
January 19, 2023

The Buzz takes a trip down the Verde River

Meet a man who has made saving this unique waterway his life's work
December 9, 2022

UArizona Health Sciences receives grant to study PFAS mitigation in firefighters' blood

Arizona Board of Regents grant will further an Australian study that could minimize forever chemicals' impact on health.
November 28, 2022

The Buzz: A strong monsoon brings road closures and floods

Why does some infrastructure get overwhelmed by above-average summer rain?
September 9, 2022

Aerial spraying to combat buffelgrass coming to Saguaro NP Wednesday

Aerial spray will target areas of high spread, while other treatments continue to be used in less affected areas.
August 30, 2022

Forest "greenup" could lead to increased mountain wildfire danger

Monsoon-assisted growth is expected to dry out and may provide fuel for potential fires.
August 11, 2022

National forests with wildfire damage to get Infrastructure Act funds

The money will go towards reforestation
July 26, 2022

Arizona National Guard fills sandbags to help prevent floods

Officials are worried about flooding in areas recently burned by wildfire.
July 17, 2022

Some fire restrictions ease ahead of the holiday weekend

Officials warn to always check restriction status before starting a fire.
July 1, 2022

Preventing and fighting human-caused wildfire

Fires started by people have long been a part of our ecosystem, but they're increasingly damaging today.
June 24, 2022

Contreras Fire listed as 100% contained

Local management team will hand over control Saturday.
June 24, 2022

Officials expect wet weather as Contreras Fire passes 20,000 acres

Fire continues to spread toward the northeast
June 20, 2022

Contreras Fire burns more than 18,000 acres

Fire managers say the fire is more than 40% contained.
June 19, 2022

4 buildings at Kitt Peak lost in wildfire

Officials are still trying to assess damage.
June 18, 2022
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