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  • Camping closures to begin in eastern Arizona

    Camping closures to begin in eastern Arizona

    Forest officials are temporarily closing some camping areas affected by a wildfire in eastern Arizona's White Mountains earlier this summer.
    Forest officials are temporarily closing some camping areas affected by a wildfire in eastern Arizona's White Mountains earlier this summer.
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    Seed scattered over 1,220 acres burned in San Juan Fire

    Seed scattered over 1,220 acres burned in San Juan Fire

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:19:33 GMT
    (Source: Monica Chavez)(Source: Monica Chavez)
    The San Juan Fire straddling the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in the White Mountains continues to expand, but so does containment.
    Crews are working to restore the 1,220 acres in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest that were damaged by the San Juan Fire earlier this summer.
  • Monsoon Links: Stay safe during severe weather

    Monsoon Links: Stay safe during severe weather

    Find out how you can get the latest severe weather alerts to your mobile phone and e-mail, along with links to rain totals in your backyard, safety tips for when floods, thunderstorms, and dust storms hit, plus where to send you own pictures and video of the monsoon.
    Find out how you can get the latest severe weather alerts to your mobile phone and e-mail, along with links to rain totals in your backyard, safety tips for when floods, thunderstorms, and dust storms hit, plus where to send you own pictures and video of the monsoon.
  • Warmer springs impact wildfire risk, flower cycles, and more

    Warmer springs impact wildfire risk, flower cycles, and more

    Saturday, March 29 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-03-29 17:49:04 GMT
    The numbers are on the rise for average spring temperatures in Arizona.  Crunching the numbers, this is true for all of the Four Corners states.  According to Climate Central the "fastest warming part
    According to Climate Central the "fastest warming part of the country is the Southwest, where temperatures have climbed an average of 0.78° per decade since 1970."
  • Ironwood Hotshots to be disbanded

    Ironwood Hotshots to be disbanded

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-03-19 17:42:07 GMT
    The Northwest Fire District said today that it will disband the Ironwood Hotshots at the end of the fire season.
    The Northwest Fire District said today that it will disband the Ironwood Hotshots at the end of the fire season.
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