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Arizona officials say they expect a lower-than-normal wildfire season in the state's higher elevation areas but see potential for an above-average fire season in desert and grassland areas at lower elevations.

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Forest managers in northern Arizona are mobilizing resources and staff for the upcoming fire season. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, they’re expecting mostly normal conditions.


Coronado National Forest

It turns out that some types of wildlife like to go over a state highway, others tend to go under it and still others can go either way.

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Prescott residents are trying to come up with a plan to save a fire station that housed 19 firefighters who died in a 2013 wildfire before the city decides to sell the building.

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Republican Sen. Jeff Flake wants seasonal fire crews that work for the Bureau of Land Management to be exempt from the recent federal hiring freeze. The U.S. Department of the Interior hasn’t confirmed yet whether President Trump’s freeze will affect those firefighters. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


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