The Rattlesnake Fire burning in a remote area of the White Mountains has reached nearly 20,000 acres and is 25 percent contained.KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, more than 500 personnel are fighting the blaze.
A massive alligator juniper tree near Prescott is believed to be the largest and oldest of its kind in the world. It’s survived hundreds, possibly thousands of years of fire and drought. Forester Ben De Blois says the tree’s unique growth pattern makes it hard to tell just how old.
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.