Coconino County Sheriff's Office

Authorities have scaled back the search for a man accused of setting fires in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests and shooting at a federal officer earlier this week.

Crews battling a wildfire southwest of Grand Canyon Airport near the town of Tusayan report significant progress. The Rain Fire was 40 percent contained as of Thursday morning and has burned about 150 acres.


The Coconino National Forest will begin stage II fire restrictions Thursday morning at 8 a.m. It bans all campfires and charcoal and wood stoves, even in developed areas, along with many other fire-causing activities. 

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New restrictions aimed at preventing human-caused wildfires are about to take effect in two northern Arizona national forests.

Architect of the Capitol

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Arizona time (2:30 p.m. Eastern). He’s expected to field questions from senators about Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, his recusal from the investigation, and President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.  

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