Fire Season 2018

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.


Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier

Enrollment has surged in a weeklong wildland firefighting academy currently underway in Arizona, officials said.

Coconino National Forest

Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres.

Ron Sanders/USFS

Governor Doug Ducey held a briefing Thursday on the state’s wildfire outlook. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it comes amid one of the driest winters on record in the Southwest.

Bureau of Land Management

Governor Doug Ducey recently announced he’ll ask Arizona lawmakers to nearly double spending for wildfire prevention. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it comes as forest managers are preparing for an early fire season.


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