Fire Season 2016

US Forest Service

The Forest Service is starting a months-long reconstruction of a decades-old forest fire lookout tower that overlooks Flagstaff.

Emergency fire shelters used by wildland firefighters may soon become more effective by using NASA technology. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports they’ll be made with similar heat-resistant materials used to enter the Martian atmosphere.


A wildfire is burning close to Sedona but is not threatening any structures.

A wildfire that has been a potential threat to a highway serving the Grand Canyon's North Rim has spread thanks to dry and windy conditions.

Ryan Heinsius

A new phase of mechanical tree thinning launched this week on the Coconino National Forest. It’s part of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project to help prevent catastrophic wildfire. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, crews are constructing almost four miles of logging roads. 


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