Tonto National Forest

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Officials said on Wednesday evening they found human remains that could be related to the missing father who was swept away in a flash flood.

"We believe we have located remains that are involved in this tragic incident," Gila County Sheriff Adam Shepherd said.

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Forest Service fire managers report significant progress fighting the 6,634-acre Highline Fire north of Payson. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s now 76 percent contained and all evacuation orders have been lifted. 


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Air tankers and crews on the ground are trying to slow the growth of a wildfire burning north of Payson.

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

There was a surge in the number of abandoned campfires over the holiday weekend, according to National Forest officials. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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