Fire Season 2018

Fire restrictions are beginning to go into effect across northern and central Arizona as windy, dry weather persists across the region and officials attempt to limit the danger of human-caused wildfire.

USFS

According to forest officials, a wildfire in the White Mountains continues to grow since it began last week. 

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning through Friday for the entire state of Arizona. Officials with the region’s national forests are urging people to use caution with fire, especially campfires. KNAU’s Justin Regan has more. 


Following a very dry fall and winter season it was just a matter of time before the spring winds ushered in dangerous fire weather conditions. Wednesday through Friday this week a storm will move through the West doing just that. Winds will increase initially on a warm Wednesday ahead of the approaching storm, with winds gusting near 45 mph from Flagstaff north and westward. Thursday even windier conditions will accompany a dry cold front, with portions of the region experiencing wind gusts near 60 mph.  Strong winds continue Thursday night into much of Friday.

Coconino County Sheriff's Office

Coconino County officials have identified the man who allegedly started an 85-acre wildfire yesterday in Winona east of Flagstaff. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it destroyed several structures including at least one home.


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