Forest Service

Ryan Heinsius

The Salt River Project is continuing a forest-thinning initiative at several sites throughout northern Arizona. Company representatives and officials say it’s crucial for watershed health and to prevent catastrophic wildfires. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


BLM

Arizona leads the nation this year in illegal drone flights over wildfires.  These “drone incursions” force firefighters to ground aircraft bearing water and fire retardant. That delays critical firefighting and puts lives at risk. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

G.K. Gerber

Forest officials in southern Arizona are trying to keep bark beetles from destroying endangered squirrel habitat.

Associated Press

FBI officials say a man fatally shot by authorities last weekend was the suspect sought in a shooting and arson case.

Cliff Cross/12 News

Arizona has the highest number in the country this year for illegal drone flights over wildfires. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it puts firefighters and property even more at risk. 


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