SONOITA, Ariz. (AP) - Evacuations have been lifted and residents are returning home after a wildfire in southern Arizona burned six structures in Sonoita. Authorities say rainfall Wednesday evening also helped control the lightning-caused fire that has charred about 1,300 acres.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Coconino National Forest officials are implementing more fire restrictions starting Thursday due to the hot weather and an increase in abandoned campfires. The new restrictions ban any fires, campfires and the use of charcoal, coal and wood stoves. Visitors at the forest near Flagstaff also won't be able to use any explosives or fireworks, and use of a chain saw will be limited to certain hours.
PHOENIX (AP) - After 24 years, the Arizona chapter of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation will close on July 31 because of dwindling donations and event participation. The nonprofit organization announced Wednesday that the Phoenix Race for the Cure scheduled for October has been canceled and all registration checks and fees will be refunded. Money raised from the 5K race and other efforts went toward grants to help support breast cancer education, screening, research and diagnostics
TUSAYAN, Ariz. (AP) - Crews are battling a wildfire southwest of Grand Canyon Airport near the town of Tusayan. The fire has burned about 150 acres by Wednesday evening. Kaibab National Forest officials say no structures are threatened by the fire and its cause is under investigation. Firefighters are using aerial and ground firefighting resources including air tankers, a helicopter and three fire engines on the fire.
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