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  • Coronado National Forest to seed wildfire-scarred land

    Coronado National Forest to seed wildfire-scarred land

    Monday, July 24 2017 5:35 AM EDT2017-07-24 09:35:54 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 5:48 AM EDT2017-07-24 09:48:31 GMT
    The Coronado National Forest has received funding to start aerial seeding of more than 1,000 acres that were burned in a recent wildfire in southern Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Coronado National Forest has received funding to start aerial seeding of more than 1,000 acres that were burned in a recent wildfire in southern Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Coronado National Forest has received funding to start aerial seeding of more than 1,000 acres that were burned in a recent wildfire in southern Arizona.

    The Coronado National Forest has received funding to start aerial seeding of more than 1,000 acres that were burned in a recent wildfire in southern Arizona.

  • 'Only the Brave' trailer released about Granite Mountain Hotshots, Yarnell Hill wildfire

    'Only the Brave' trailer released about Granite Mountain Hotshots, Yarnell Hill wildfire

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:29 AM EDT2017-07-20 13:29:10 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:14 AM EDT2017-07-20 14:14:08 GMT
    Sony Pictures released the first trailer for "Only the Brave" on Wednesday, a movie based on the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew that was killed battling the 2013 Yarnell Hill wildfire. (Source: Sony Pictures)Sony Pictures released the first trailer for "Only the Brave" on Wednesday, a movie based on the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew that was killed battling the 2013 Yarnell Hill wildfire. (Source: Sony Pictures)

    Sony Pictures released the first trailer for Only the Brave on Wednesday, a movie based on the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew that was killed battling the 2013 Yarnell Hill wildfire.

    Sony Pictures released the first trailer for Only the Brave on Wednesday, a movie based on the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew that was killed battling the 2013 Yarnell Hill wildfire.

  • Man arrested in connection to the Roach Fire

    Man arrested in connection to the Roach Fire

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 9:01 AM EDT2017-07-18 13:01:30 GMT
    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:13:42 GMT
    The Pinal County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for his alleged involvement in connections to the Roach Fire. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Pinal County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for his alleged involvement in connections to the Roach Fire. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Pinal County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for his alleged involvement in connections to the Roach Fire.

    The Pinal County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for his alleged involvement in connections to the Roach Fire.

  • Fire restrictions now lifted on some state-owned lands

    Fire restrictions now lifted on some state-owned lands

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 7:40 AM EDT2017-07-18 11:40:13 GMT
    Tuesday, July 18 2017 7:40 AM EDT2017-07-18 11:40:13 GMT
    The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has lifted fire restrictions on state-owned and state-managed lands in several counties. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has lifted fire restrictions on state-owned and state-managed lands in several counties. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has lifted fire restrictions on state-owned and state-managed lands in several counties. 

    The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has lifted fire restrictions on state-owned and state-managed lands in several counties. 

  • AZ ex-cons will soon have chance to become full-time firefighters

    AZ ex-cons will soon have chance to become full-time firefighters

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:52:08 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-07-14 01:32:11 GMT
    Inmates released from prison will be able to apply for a job with an all new hot shot crew. (Source: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management)Inmates released from prison will be able to apply for a job with an all new hot shot crew. (Source: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management)

    Turning criminals into full-time firefighters. It's about to happen in Arizona after Gov. Doug Ducey and state lawmakers approved $1.5 million in funding to create a professional ex-con fire crew. 

    Turning criminals into full-time firefighters. It's about to happen in Arizona after Gov. Doug Ducey and state lawmakers approved $1.5 million in funding to create a professional ex-con fire crew. 

  • BURRO FIRE: Holds at 27,238 acres, is 95 percent contained

    BURRO FIRE: Holds at 27,238 acres, is 95 percent contained

    Thursday, July 13 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-07-13 15:45:59 GMT
    Homeowners created special "thank you" posters for #firefighters. (Source: Tucson News Now)Homeowners created special "thank you" posters for #firefighters. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The Burro Fire was reported on Friday, June 30, near Redington Road's Milepost 7. 

    The Burro Fire was reported on Friday, June 30, near Redington Road's Milepost 7. 

  • Brooklyn Fire now 32,804 acres; 85 percent contained

    Brooklyn Fire now 32,804 acres; 85 percent contained

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-07-12 12:38:08 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 10:46 AM EDT2017-07-13 14:46:33 GMT
    The Brooklyn Fire near Black Canyon City has burned 32,804 acres and is 75 percent contained.  (Source: Bureau of Land Management)The Brooklyn Fire near Black Canyon City has burned 32,804 acres and is 75 percent contained. (Source: Bureau of Land Management)

    The Brooklyn Fire near Black Canyon City is now at 32,804 acres burned and is 75 percent contained according to Fire Incident Commander John Pierson.

    The Brooklyn Fire near Black Canyon City is now at 32,804 acres burned and is 75 percent contained according to Fire Incident Commander John Pierson.

  • Arizona wildfire season gets dampening relief from monsoon

    Arizona wildfire season gets dampening relief from monsoon

    Thursday, July 13 2017 4:47 AM EDT2017-07-13 08:47:51 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 4:47 AM EDT2017-07-13 08:47:51 GMT
    Dozens of wildfires are burning across Arizona -- but what a difference a week makes. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/Mt. Graham Observatory)Dozens of wildfires are burning across Arizona -- but what a difference a week makes. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/Mt. Graham Observatory)

    Dozens of wildfires are burning across Arizona -- but what a difference a week makes. The arrival of monsoon rains has reduced the wildfire threat and helped firefighters contain previously worrisome blazes across the state.

    Dozens of wildfires are burning across Arizona -- but what a difference a week makes. The arrival of monsoon rains has reduced the wildfire threat and helped firefighters contain previously worrisome blazes across the state.

  • Creek near Goodwin Fire scar already flowing after minimal rain

    Creek near Goodwin Fire scar already flowing after minimal rain

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-07-13 01:55:27 GMT
    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:23:39 GMT
    'We know just a little bit of rain really makes a big impact on us down here,' area resident Monty Soto said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)'We know just a little bit of rain really makes a big impact on us down here,' area resident Monty Soto said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Residents in Mayer are seeing glimpses that their flooding fears could become a reality. A creek near several properties is already flowing high, after very little rain.

    Residents in Mayer are seeing glimpses that their flooding fears could become a reality. A creek near several properties is already flowing high, after very little rain.

  • FRYE FIRE: 48,443 acres; containment nears 90 percent

    FRYE FIRE: 48,443 acres; containment nears 90 percent

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-07-12 17:32:16 GMT

    The fire is burning in timber, brush, chaparral, and heavy downed timber left behind by the Nuttall Complex Fire in 2004. 

    The fire is burning in timber, brush, chaparral, and heavy downed timber left behind by the Nuttall Complex Fire in 2004. 

  • Roach Fire: 95 percent contained with full containment expected soon

    Roach Fire: 95 percent contained with full containment expected soon

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 5:01 AM EDT2017-07-12 09:01:40 GMT
    Wednesday, July 12 2017 6:47 AM EDT2017-07-12 10:47:08 GMT
    The Roach Fire is 95 percent contained and full containment is expected soon. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Roach Fire is 95 percent contained and full containment is expected soon. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Roach Fire that burned over 10 structures and forced evacuations last week is now 95 percent contained with full containment expected in the next few days, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.

    The Roach Fire that burned over 10 structures and forced evacuations last week is now 95 percent contained with full containment expected in the next few days, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.

  • Firefighters add drone incursions to threats faced in a wildfire

    Firefighters add drone incursions to threats faced in a wildfire

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 6:06 AM EDT2017-07-11 10:06:19 GMT
    Tuesday, July 11 2017 6:36 AM EDT2017-07-11 10:36:25 GMT
    A firefighter works the Goodwin Fire in Yavapai County. Firefighting operations were interrupted twice in six days by drones flying over the fire, which officials say puts firefighters on the ground in danger.  (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)A firefighter works the Goodwin Fire in Yavapai County. Firefighting operations were interrupted twice in six days by drones flying over the fire, which officials say puts firefighters on the ground in danger. (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)

    It used to be that firefighters’ biggest worries in a wildfire might be unpredictable winds, rocky terrain and scorching heat. 

    It used to be that firefighters’ biggest worries in a wildfire might be unpredictable winds, rocky terrain and scorching heat. 

  • Goodwin Fire 100% contained, flood concerns take over

    Goodwin Fire 100% contained, flood concerns take over

    Monday, July 10 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-07-11 02:39:23 GMT
    Monday, July 10 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-07-11 02:39:23 GMT
    Aerial shot of the Goodwin Fire (SourcE: 3TV/CBS 5)Aerial shot of the Goodwin Fire (SourcE: 3TV/CBS 5)

    In a final update Monday evening, fire managers said the Goodwin Fire is 100 percent contained at a little more than 28,500 acres. 

    In a final update Monday evening, fire managers said the Goodwin Fire is 100 percent contained at a little more than 28,500 acres. 

  • Brooklyn Complex, Bull, Cedar fires burn near Black Canyon City

    Brooklyn Complex, Bull, Cedar fires burn near Black Canyon City

    Saturday, July 8 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-07-08 16:55:41 GMT
    Monday, July 10 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-07-10 23:46:42 GMT
    Firefighters with Daisy Mountain Fire Dept. work the Brooklyn Complex fire. (10 July 2017) [Source: BLM]Firefighters with Daisy Mountain Fire Dept. work the Brooklyn Complex fire. (10 July 2017) [Source: BLM]

    The smoke from three fires burning north of the Phoenix area has hovered over the area since Friday and combined have claimed just under 37,000 acres of desert.

    The smoke from three fires burning north of the Phoenix area has hovered over the area since Friday and combined have claimed just under 37,000 acres of desert.

  • Man formally charged for flying drone over Prescott wildfire

    Man formally charged for flying drone over Prescott wildfire

    Thursday, July 6 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-07-06 22:46:27 GMT
    Thursday, July 6 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-07-06 22:46:27 GMT
    Gene Alan Carpenter has been formally charged with two counts of felony endangerment for flying a drone over a Prescott wildfire. (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)Gene Alan Carpenter has been formally charged with two counts of felony endangerment for flying a drone over a Prescott wildfire. (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

    Yavapai County prosecutors have formally charged a man with two counts of felony endangerment for flying a drone over a Prescott wildfire.

    Yavapai County prosecutors have formally charged a man with two counts of felony endangerment for flying a drone over a Prescott wildfire.

  • Residents near Goodwin Fire burn area worry about flooding

    Residents near Goodwin Fire burn area worry about flooding

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-07-06 03:18:04 GMT
    Thursday, July 6 2017 9:29 AM EDT2017-07-06 13:29:45 GMT
    Dozens of people showed up for a meeting about the flooding danger around the Goodwin fire area. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Dozens of people showed up for a meeting about the flooding danger around the Goodwin fire area. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Goodwin Fire is 93 percent contained, but the residents who live nearby are now worried about flooding with imminent rain.

    The Goodwin Fire is 93 percent contained, but the residents who live nearby are now worried about flooding with imminent rain.

  • UPDATE: Goodwin Fire 93% contained

    UPDATE: Goodwin Fire 93% contained

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-07-04 16:28:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 5 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-07-06 03:47:43 GMT
    Containing the fire.Containing the fire.

    The Goodwin Fire that has been burning about 14 miles south of Prescott for more than a week is now 93 percent contained.

    The Goodwin Fire that has been burning about 14 miles south of Prescott for more than a week is now 93 percent contained.

  • Some Prescott Country Club residents evacuated needlessly

    Some Prescott Country Club residents evacuated needlessly

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-07-06 01:06:53 GMT
    Wednesday, July 5 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-07-06 02:35:49 GMT
    Some people received an evacuation notice even though there wasn't an order during the height of the Goodwin Fire. (Source: CBS 5)Some people received an evacuation notice even though there wasn't an order during the height of the Goodwin Fire. (Source: CBS 5)

    Yavapai County sheriff's officials say it was user error that resulted in some Prescott Country Club residents receiving notices to evacuate, as the Goodwin Fire burned out of control last week.

    Yavapai County sheriff's officials say it was user error that resulted in some Prescott Country Club residents receiving notices to evacuate, as the Goodwin Fire burned out of control last week.

  • Helicopter grounded after drone spotted above Goodwin Fire

    Helicopter grounded after drone spotted above Goodwin Fire

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-07-05 12:03:35 GMT
    Wednesday, July 5 2017 8:24 AM EDT2017-07-05 12:24:27 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Officials grounded a firefighting helicopter after a drone flew above a forest fire in north-central Arizona. 

    Officials grounded a firefighting helicopter after a drone flew above a forest fire in north-central Arizona. 

  • Goodwin Fire now 75% contained, more evacuation orders lifted

    Goodwin Fire now 75% contained, more evacuation orders lifted

    Sunday, July 2 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-07-02 23:43:37 GMT
    Monday, July 3 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-07-03 17:59:53 GMT
    The Goodwin Fire has burned more than 27,000 acres as of Sunday morning. (Source: U.S. Forest Service)The Goodwin Fire has burned more than 27,000 acres as of Sunday morning. (Source: U.S. Forest Service)

    Firefighters said on Sunday morning they made "excellent progress" against the Goodwin Fire burning 14 miles south of Prescott.

    Firefighters said on Sunday morning they made "excellent progress" against the Goodwin Fire burning 14 miles south of Prescott.

  • SLIDESHOW: Goodwin Fire south of Prescott

    SLIDESHOW: Goodwin Fire south of Prescott

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 10:45 AM EDT2017-06-28 14:45:36 GMT
    Monday, July 3 2017 7:22 AM EDT2017-07-03 11:22:22 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/AZ State Forestry)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5/AZ State Forestry)

    Firefighters said on Sunday morning they made "excellent progress" against the Goodwin Fire burning 14 miles south of Prescott.

    Firefighters said on Sunday morning they made "excellent progress" against the Goodwin Fire burning 14 miles south of Prescott.

  • Reach 11 fireworks show sparks brush fire in north Phoenix

    Reach 11 fireworks show sparks brush fire in north Phoenix

    Sunday, July 2 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-07-02 04:31:30 GMT
    Monday, July 3 2017 4:12 AM EDT2017-07-03 08:12:19 GMT

    An early Independence Day celebration was marred by a brush fire that broke out near a fireworks display. The fire sparked Saturday night in the Desert Ridge area, near the Reach 11 Sports complex. That's where crowds had gathered to watch a festive fireworks display. 

    An early Independence Day celebration was marred by a brush fire that broke out near a fireworks display. The fire sparked Saturday night in the Desert Ridge area, near the Reach 11 Sports complex. 

  • Granite Mountain hotshots remembered at Hall of Flame in Phoenix

    Granite Mountain hotshots remembered at Hall of Flame in Phoenix

    Sunday, July 2 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-07-02 17:17:12 GMT
    Sunday, July 2 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-07-02 19:04:42 GMT
    Granite Mountain Hotshots prior to the Yarnell Hill fire of 2013. (30 June 2017) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Granite Mountain Hotshots prior to the Yarnell Hill fire of 2013. (30 June 2017) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Granite Mountain hotshots were honored at the Hall of Flame Museum on Friday afternoon.

    The Granite Mountain hotshots were honored at the Hall of Flame Museum on Friday afternoon.

  • Man arrested for flying drone over the Goodwin Fire

    Man arrested for flying drone over the Goodwin Fire

    Saturday, July 1 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-07-01 22:00:50 GMT
    Saturday, July 1 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-07-02 02:29:37 GMT

    The Yavapai County Sheriff’s office says they’ve arrested the drone operator they say cause firefighters to temporarily suspend their battle against the Goodwin Fire.  

    The Yavapai County Sheriff’s office says they’ve arrested the drone operator they say cause firefighters to temporarily suspend their battle against the Goodwin Fire.  

  • Firefighters rescue deer fawns from Goodwin Fire

    Firefighters rescue deer fawns from Goodwin Fire

    Saturday, July 1 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-07-02 02:26:05 GMT
    Saturday, July 1 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-07-02 02:26:05 GMT
    (Source: U.S. Forest Service - Prescott National Forest )(Source: U.S. Forest Service - Prescott National Forest )

    Firefighters wear many hats while battling wildfires We caught some firefighters in action at the Goodwin Fire rescuing some four-legged friends.  

    Firefighters wear many hats while battling wildfires We caught some firefighters in action at the Goodwin Fire rescuing some four-legged friends.  

  • Evacuation orders continue to lift in Goodwin Fire

    Evacuation orders continue to lift in Goodwin Fire

    Saturday, July 1 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-07-01 17:00:17 GMT
    Saturday, July 1 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-07-01 18:37:44 GMT
    Goodwin Fire (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)Goodwin Fire (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)

    More relief for residents of Yavapai County as evacuations continue to lift. The Goodwin Fire has caused evacuations in multiple communities in Yavapai County but more residents are getting the OK to come home.

    More relief for residents of Yavapai County as evacuations continue to lift. The Goodwin Fire has caused evacuations in multiple communities in Yavapai County but more residents are getting the OK to come home.

  • Goodwin Fire 43 percent contained; Hwy 69 reopened

    Goodwin Fire 43 percent contained; Hwy 69 reopened

    Thursday, June 29 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-06-29 21:40:56 GMT
    Saturday, July 1 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-07-01 16:45:16 GMT

    State emergency officials announced Thursday that the Goodwin Fire is now 43 percent contained and they reopened Highway 69 on Friday morning from the Interstate 17 to Prescott.

    State emergency officials announced Thursday that the Goodwin Fire is now 43 percent contained and they reopened Highway 69 on Friday morning from the Interstate 17 to Prescott.

  • 4TH ANNIVERSARY

    Arizona remembers deadly Yarnell Hill Fire as Goodwin Fire burns

    Arizona remembers deadly Yarnell Hill Fire as Goodwin Fire burns

    Thursday, June 29 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-06-29 20:16:48 GMT
    Friday, June 30 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-07-01 01:32:11 GMT
    19 Granite Mountain hotshots died June 30, 2013, trying to save Yarnell from an erratic wildfire. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)19 Granite Mountain hotshots died June 30, 2013, trying to save Yarnell from an erratic wildfire. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Even as hundreds of firefighters battle the massive Goodwin Fire south of Prescott, Arizonans' hearts and minds are looking back four years to those who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire.

    Even as hundreds of wildland firefighters battle the massive Goodwin Fire burning in Yavapai County south of Prescott, Arizonans' hearts and minds are looking back four years to the wildfire that killed 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots.

  • Deputy corrals, feeds family's burros during Goodwin Fire

    Deputy corrals, feeds family's burros during Goodwin Fire

    Friday, June 30 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-06-30 18:00:25 GMT
    Friday, June 30 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-06-30 21:21:48 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Yavapai County lifted evacuations in the Mayer area on Thursday allowing residents to check on any damage.

    Yavapai County lifted evacuations in the Mayer area on Thursday allowing residents to check on any damage.

  • RAW VIDEO: Goodwin Fire Friday morning update

    RAW VIDEO: Goodwin Fire Friday morning update

    State emergency officials announced Thursday that the Goodwin Fire is now 43 percent contained and they reopened Highway 69 on Friday morning from the Interstate 17 to Prescott. Full story @ https://goo.gl/5dsjy8.

    State emergency officials announced Thursday that the Goodwin Fire is now 43 percent contained and they reopened Highway 69 on Friday morning from the Interstate 17 to Prescott. Full story @ https://goo.gl/5dsjy8.

  • In wake of fire, Prescott reminding people they're open for business ahead of holiday

    In wake of fire, Prescott reminding people they're open for business ahead of holiday

    Friday, June 30 2017 1:41 AM EDT2017-06-30 05:41:59 GMT
    Friday, June 30 2017 4:56 AM EDT2017-06-30 08:56:14 GMT
    The City of Prescott said they are fielding hundreds of calls from people asking if their regularly scheduled events are still going on in the wake of the Goodwin Fire.  (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The City of Prescott said they are fielding hundreds of calls from people asking if their regularly scheduled events are still going on in the wake of the Goodwin Fire.  (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The City of Prescott said they are fielding hundreds of calls from people asking if their regularly scheduled events are still going on in the wake of the Goodwin Fire.

    The City of Prescott said they are fielding hundreds of calls from people asking if their regularly scheduled events are still going on in the wake of the Goodwin Fire.

  • Some evacuations lifted as Arizona blaze improves

    Some evacuations lifted as Arizona blaze improves

    Thursday, June 29 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-06-30 00:19:43 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-06-30 01:04:35 GMT
    Conditions for the hundreds of firefighters battling a large northern Arizona blaze were looking good Thursday as officials announced some residents would be allowed back in their homes. (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)Conditions for the hundreds of firefighters battling a large northern Arizona blaze were looking good Thursday as officials announced some residents would be allowed back in their homes. (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)

    Conditions for the hundreds of firefighters battling a large northern Arizona blaze were looking good Thursday as officials announced some residents would be allowed back in their homes.

    Conditions for the hundreds of firefighters battling a large northern Arizona blaze were looking good Thursday as officials announced some residents would be allowed back in their homes.

  • Goodwin Fire forces closures of campgrounds; youth camps urged to evacuate

    Goodwin Fire forces closures of campgrounds; youth camps urged to evacuate

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-06-28 22:21:03 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-06-30 00:00:20 GMT
    At least a dozen campgrounds will be closed due to the Goodwin Fire. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)At least a dozen campgrounds will be closed due to the Goodwin Fire. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A wildfire that is burning out of control south of Prescott has forced the U.S. Forest Service to close more than a dozen campgrounds in the area and some youth camps are urged to evacuate.

    A wildfire that is burning out of control south of Prescott has forced the U.S. Forest Service to close more than a dozen campgrounds in the area and some youth camps are urged to evacuate.

  • Fire personnel battling Goodwin Fire brace for winds

    Fire personnel battling Goodwin Fire brace for winds

    Thursday, June 29 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-06-29 14:00:14 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-06-29 21:32:31 GMT
    The Goodwin Fire has burned over 25,000 acres of land. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Goodwin Fire has burned over 25,000 acres of land. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will travel to Yavapai County today to meet with local officials, receive a full response briefing, and visit residents impacted by the Goodwin Fire. 

    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will travel to Yavapai County today to meet with local officials, receive a full response briefing, and visit residents impacted by the Goodwin Fire. 

  • Goodwin Fire now 25,000 acres; 1,000 personnel battling blaze

    Goodwin Fire now 25,000 acres; 1,000 personnel battling blaze

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-06-27 20:11:47 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-06-29 18:28:19 GMT

    Hundreds of firefighters are battling the Goodwin Fire, which is growing in size and leading to mass evacuations and road closures.

    Hundreds of firefighters are battling the Goodwin Fire, which is growing in size and leading to mass evacuations and road closures.

  • Evacuation for Mayer lifted, road closures remain

    Evacuation for Mayer lifted, road closures remain

    Thursday, June 29 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-06-29 16:06:02 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-06-29 16:22:07 GMT

    The evacuation for the community of Mayer will be lifted as of 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 29. Please note there are significant road closures still in place. 

    The evacuation for the community of Mayer will be lifted as of 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 29. Please note there are significant road closures still in place. 

  • Goodwin Fire: How you can help fire victims

    Goodwin Fire: How you can help fire victims

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-06-29 15:17:33 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 12:09 PM EDT2017-06-29 16:09:29 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizonans are known for coming together to help each other when disaster strikes, and it’s no different with the Goodwin Fire. To that end, we have teamed up with The Salvation Army to help those affected by the fire.

    Arizonans are known for coming together to help each other when disaster strikes, and it’s no different with the Goodwin Fire. To that end, we have teamed up with The Salvation Army to help those affected by the fire.

  • Drone grounds air attack against Goodwin Fire

    Drone grounds air attack against Goodwin Fire

    Thursday, June 29 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-06-29 04:35:29 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-06-29 04:35:29 GMT
    A drone near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport forced aircraft fighting the Goodwin Fire near Prescott to stay on the ground Wednesday evening. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A drone near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport forced aircraft fighting the Goodwin Fire near Prescott to stay on the ground Wednesday evening. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A drone near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport forced aircraft fighting the Goodwin Fire near Prescott to stay on the ground Wednesday evening.

    A drone near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport forced aircraft fighting the Goodwin Fire near Prescott to stay on the ground Wednesday evening.

  • Red Cross asking for volunteers to help Goodwin Fire victims

    Red Cross asking for volunteers to help Goodwin Fire victims

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-06-29 02:12:48 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-06-29 03:30:01 GMT
    Red Cross logo. (Source: Red Cross)Red Cross logo. (Source: Red Cross)

    The American Red Cross said it is looking for volunteers to help with the shelter for the victims of the Goodwin Fire in Prescott Valley.

    The American Red Cross said it is looking for volunteers to help with the shelter for the victims of the Goodwin Fire in Prescott Valley.

  • World's largest air tanker on the sidelines as AZ fires burn

    World's largest air tanker on the sidelines as AZ fires burn

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-06-29 01:28:47 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-06-29 03:10:00 GMT
    Stationed in southern Arizona, the converted Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet can drop nearly twice the payload of its competitors. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Stationed in southern Arizona, the converted Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet can drop nearly twice the payload of its competitors. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    It's the largest firefighting air tanker in the world and it's stationed in southern Arizona. But the Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet won't be fighting the fires now burning near Prescott. 

    It's the largest firefighting air tanker in the world and it's stationed in southern Arizona. But the Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet won't be fighting the fires now burning near Prescott. 

  • Arizona wildfire forces thousands of people from their homes

    Arizona wildfire forces thousands of people from their homes

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-06-28 20:52:00 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-06-28 21:30:50 GMT
    A fire burns near Mayer, Ariz, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, as seen from Spring Valley, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)A fire burns near Mayer, Ariz, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, as seen from Spring Valley, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)

    A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago.

    A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago.

  • Photos: Worst Arizona wildfires

    Photos: Worst Arizona wildfires

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:38 AM EDT2017-05-18 14:38:51 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:43 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:43:58 GMT
    Arizona has seen its fair share of devastating wildfires. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Arizona has seen its fair share of devastating wildfires. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Wildfires in Arizona have destroyed thousands of homes, claimed dozens of lives and ravaged millions of acres of beautiful landscape through the years.

    Wildfires in Arizona have destroyed thousands of homes, claimed dozens of lives and ravaged millions of acres of beautiful landscape through the years.

  • Drones cause problems for Arizona wildfire crews

    Drones cause problems for Arizona wildfire crews

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 3:52 AM EDT2017-06-28 07:52:57 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 3:52 AM EDT2017-06-28 07:52:57 GMT
    Civilian drones are forcing firefighters to ground their aircraft, slowing their ability to fight Arizona wildfires. (Source: Kaibab National Forest/3TV/CBS 5)Civilian drones are forcing firefighters to ground their aircraft, slowing their ability to fight Arizona wildfires. (Source: Kaibab National Forest/3TV/CBS 5)

    Civilian drones are forcing firefighters to ground their aircraft, slowing their ability to fight Arizona wildfires.

    Civilian drones are forcing firefighters to ground their aircraft, slowing their ability to fight Arizona wildfires.

  • Goodwin Fire increase to 4,400 acres, evacuations remain

    Goodwin Fire increase to 4,400 acres, evacuations remain

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:48:59 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-06-27 19:44:16 GMT
    The Goodwin Fire has burned about 1,500 acres since it was started on Saturday afternoon. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Goodwin Fire has burned about 1,500 acres since it was started on Saturday afternoon. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Hundreds of firefighters are battling a wildfire near Prescott as its acreage continues to increase. The Goodwin Fire has burned about 4,400 acres since it was started on Saturday afternoon.

    Hundreds of firefighters are battling a wildfire near Prescott as its acreage continues to increase. The Goodwin Fire has burned about 4,400 acres since it was started on Saturday afternoon.

  • FRYE FIRE

    INCREDIBLE VIDEO! DC-10 dumps slurry on massive flames of Frye Fire near Safford

    INCREDIBLE VIDEO! DC-10 dumps slurry on massive flames of Frye Fire near Safford

    A wildfire burning southwest of Safford, AZ, is estimated at 38,395 acres on Monday morning, June 26. According to a news release from the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team, the Frye Fire is 39 percent contained. Gerald Corbett sent us incredible from the front line. Full story @ https://goo.gl/9DAZtB.

    A wildfire burning southwest of Safford, AZ, is estimated at 38,395 acres on Monday morning, June 26. According to a news release from the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team, the Frye Fire is 39 percent contained. Gerald Corbett sent us incredible from the front line. Full story @ https://goo.gl/9DAZtB.

  • Goodwin Fire burning S. of Prescott; some evacuations ordered

    Goodwin Fire burning S. of Prescott; some evacuations ordered

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-06-25 03:32:31 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 1:57 AM EDT2017-06-26 05:57:40 GMT
    (Source: AZ State Forestry)(Source: AZ State Forestry)

    A new brush fire burning 14 miles south of Prescott has already scorched about 1000 acres.

    A new brush fire burning 14 miles south of Prescott has already scorched about 1000 acres.

  • VIDEO: Phoenix brush fire produces 'fire whirl'

    VIDEO: Phoenix brush fire produces 'fire whirl'

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-06-23 15:23:47 GMT
    Friday, June 23 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-06-23 17:06:21 GMT

    The Daisy Mountain Fire Department captured video on Thursday of a dangerous phenomenon known as a "fire whirl."

    The Daisy Mountain Fire Department captured video on Thursday of a dangerous phenomenon known as a "fire whirl."

  • New, stricter fire restrictions at Coconino National Forest

    New, stricter fire restrictions at Coconino National Forest

    Thursday, June 22 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-06-22 13:27:38 GMT
    Thursday, June 22 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-06-22 13:50:05 GMT
    Coconino National Forest officials are implementing more fire restrictions starting Thursday due to the hot weather and an increase in abandoned campfires. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Coconino National Forest officials are implementing more fire restrictions starting Thursday due to the hot weather and an increase in abandoned campfires. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Coconino National Forest officials are implementing more fire restrictions starting Thursday due to the hot weather and an increase in abandoned campfires.

    Coconino National Forest officials are implementing more fire restrictions starting Thursday due to the hot weather and an increase in abandoned campfires.

  • Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US

    Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-06-21 21:31:11 GMT
    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-06-22 03:48:18 GMT
    A tree and power pole are consumed by a wildfire near Big Bear, Calif., Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (Source: James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP).A tree and power pole are consumed by a wildfire near Big Bear, Calif., Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (Source: James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP).

    An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. is making the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said.

    An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. is making the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said.

  • Highline Fire dies down outside Payson

    Highline Fire dies down outside Payson

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 10:36 AM EDT2017-06-21 14:36:55 GMT
    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:14 AM EDT2017-06-21 15:14:54 GMT

    After battling the Highline Fire outside Payson for almost two weeks, fire officials say they have the blaze 92 percent contained. 

    After battling the Highline Fire outside Payson for almost two weeks, fire officials say they have the blaze 92 percent contained. 

  • US 180 reopens due to reduced smoke impact from Boundary Fire

    US 180 reopens due to reduced smoke impact from Boundary Fire

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 6:23 AM EDT2017-06-21 10:23:40 GMT
    Wednesday, June 21 2017 6:23 AM EDT2017-06-21 10:23:40 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    US 180 has reopened north of Flagstaff between mileposts 236 and 248 after visibility along the highway has increased due to reduced smoke impact from the Boundary Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

    US 180 has reopened north of Flagstaff between mileposts 236 and 248 after visibility along the highway has increased due to reduced smoke impact from the Boundary Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

  • Dry conditions in south prime Arizona for ‘dangerous’ wildfire season

    Dry conditions in south prime Arizona for ‘dangerous’ wildfire season

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 6:23 AM EDT2017-06-20 10:23:04 GMT
    Tuesday, June 20 2017 6:23 AM EDT2017-06-20 10:23:04 GMT
    Fire officials say that conditions in southern Arizona could pave the way for a heavy wildfire seasion this year. (Source: Tim Mason/U.S. Forest Service)Fire officials say that conditions in southern Arizona could pave the way for a heavy wildfire seasion this year. (Source: Tim Mason/U.S. Forest Service)

    Southern Arizona is looking at a “very dangerous” wildfire season with a “tremendous amount of fire” after a spring of record dryness and above-average temperatures, fire officials say.

    Southern Arizona is looking at a “very dangerous” wildfire season with a “tremendous amount of fire” after a spring of record dryness and above-average temperatures, fire officials say.

  • Maggie Fire burning near Bumble Bee

    Maggie Fire burning near Bumble Bee

    Monday, June 19 2017 11:11 AM EDT2017-06-19 15:11:13 GMT
    Monday, June 19 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-06-19 17:00:37 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Maggie Fire is burning just west of I-17 near Bumble Bee, which is a bit north of Sunset Point, according to InciWeb.com.

    The Maggie Fire is burning just west of I-17 near Bumble Bee, which is a bit north of Sunset Point, according to InciWeb.com.

  • Highline Fire burning outside Payson

    Highline Fire burning outside Payson

    Sunday, June 11 2017 12:04 PM EDT2017-06-11 16:04:04 GMT
    Sunday, June 18 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-06-18 17:05:47 GMT
    The Highline Fire started on Saturday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Highline Fire started on Saturday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A wildfire burning outside Payson has spread up a ridge line toward a community in Payson.

    A wildfire burning outside Payson has spread up a ridge line toward a community in Payson.

  • Wildfires in Cedar Creek prompt pre-evacuation notice for residents

    Wildfires in Cedar Creek prompt pre-evacuation notice for residents

    Friday, June 16 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-06-16 23:59:45 GMT
    Saturday, June 17 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-06-18 00:36:16 GMT
    (Source: Paige Redman / Facebook)(Source: Paige Redman / Facebook)

    Firefighters are battling several roadside wildfires Friday afternoon on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, prompting officials to issue a pre-evacuation notice.

    Firefighters are battling several roadside wildfires Friday afternoon on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, prompting officials to issue a pre-evacuation notice.

  • New wildfire reported near Whiteriver

    New wildfire reported near Whiteriver

    Saturday, June 17 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-06-17 15:52:22 GMT
    Saturday, June 17 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-06-17 21:55:29 GMT
    (Source: ADOT)(Source: ADOT)

    Authorities are reporting a new wildfire in east-central Arizona. 

    Authorities are reporting a new wildfire in east-central Arizona. 

  • Frye Fire fueled by dead vegetation from past fire

    Frye Fire fueled by dead vegetation from past fire

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-17 18:45:45 GMT
    Saturday, June 17 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-06-17 19:04:14 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Lightning is to be believed the cause of a fire near Safford, Arizona, according to fire officials.

    Lightning is to be believed the cause of a fire near Safford, Arizona, according to fire officials.

  • Evacuations remain, several firefighters treated in Highline Fire near Payson

    Evacuations remain, several firefighters treated in Highline Fire near Payson

    Thursday, June 15 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-06-16 03:59:11 GMT
    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:08 AM EDT2017-06-17 06:08:45 GMT
    Expected overnight winds forced residents near Payson to evacuate Thursday night. (Source: Highline Fire Info)Expected overnight winds forced residents near Payson to evacuate Thursday night. (Source: Highline Fire Info)

    More than 100 homes were evacuated in the Payson area, and six firefighters had to be treated for heat-related illness this week while fighting the Highline Fire near Payson.

    More than 100 homes were evacuated in the Payson area, and six firefighters had to be treated for heat-related illness this week while fighting the Highline Fire near Payson.

  • Fire restrictions to take effect in 3 Arizona forests

    Fire restrictions to take effect in 3 Arizona forests

    Thursday, June 15 2017 4:59 AM EDT2017-06-15 08:59:50 GMT
    Thursday, June 15 2017 5:11 AM EDT2017-06-15 09:11:34 GMT
    Fire restrictions take effect in three Arizona forests. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Fire restrictions take effect in three Arizona forests. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

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

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

  • Crews trying to slow growth of wildfire north of Payson

    Crews trying to slow growth of wildfire north of Payson

    Thursday, June 15 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-06-15 04:06:27 GMT
    Thursday, June 15 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-06-15 04:06:27 GMT
    Crews have been fighting the flames from the air and the ground. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)Crews have been fighting the flames from the air and the ground. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)

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

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

  • Smoke from mountain fire will flow into parts of Flagstaff

    Smoke from mountain fire will flow into parts of Flagstaff

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-06-13 21:53:40 GMT
    Tuesday, June 13 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-06-13 22:07:54 GMT
    (Source: Coconino National Forest)(Source: Coconino National Forest)

    Changing winds are expected to send smoke from a fire burning on a mountain 17 miles northwest of Flagstaff into parts of the northern Arizona city for several days beginning late Tuesday.

    Changing winds are expected to send smoke from a fire burning on a mountain 17 miles northwest of Flagstaff into parts of the northern Arizona city for several days beginning late Tuesday.

  • Flames rip through Arizona, topping US in wildfires

    Flames rip through Arizona, topping US in wildfires

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:58 AM EDT2017-06-13 04:58:36 GMT
    Tuesday, June 13 2017 3:29 AM EDT2017-06-13 07:29:00 GMT
    Crews from across the Western United States have come to Arizona to help with the wildfires. (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)Crews from across the Western United States have come to Arizona to help with the wildfires. (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)

    Nearly 30 wildfires tore through dry and windy Arizona on Monday, drawing crews from across the Western United States to the state with the most blazes burning in the nation. 

    Nearly 30 wildfires tore through dry and windy Arizona on Monday, drawing crews from across the Western United States to the state with the most blazes burning in the nation. 

  • Brush fire closes US 180 from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon

    Brush fire closes US 180 from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon

    Friday, June 9 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-06-09 15:10:38 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-06-12 19:54:17 GMT

    Officials say the state highway from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon is closed because of a wildfire on a mountain north of the city.

    Officials say the state highway from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon is closed because of a wildfire on a mountain north of the city.

  • Tee Fire burning near Black Canyon City grows to 1200 acres

    Tee Fire burning near Black Canyon City grows to 1200 acres

    Sunday, June 11 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-06-11 18:18:09 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 11:49 AM EDT2017-06-12 15:49:07 GMT
    This is a aerial view of the Tee Fire on Monday, June 12.  (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)This is a aerial view of the Tee Fire on Monday, June 12. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Tee Fire, burning southeast of Black Canyon City, has grown to 700 acres since Saturday. 

    The Tee Fire, burning southeast of Black Canyon City, has grown to 700 acres since Saturday. 

  • New concerns about increased wildfire activity in Arizona

    New concerns about increased wildfire activity in Arizona

    Sunday, June 11 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-06-12 00:45:04 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 9:06 AM EDT2017-06-12 13:06:14 GMT
    Dozens of wildfires are burning in Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Dozens of wildfires are burning in Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona is mid-way through wildfire season and the head of the Department of Forestry and Fire Management is concerned about how the rest of wildfire season will go.

    Arizona is mid-way through wildfire season and the head of the Department of Forestry and Fire Management is concerned about how the rest of wildfire season will go.

  • 'Bowie Fire' in southeastern Arizona 90% contained

    'Bowie Fire' in southeastern Arizona 90% contained

    Sunday, June 11 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-06-11 22:55:53 GMT
    Sunday, June 11 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-06-11 23:16:11 GMT
    The Bowie Fire has burned more than 3,000 acres. (Source: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management)The Bowie Fire has burned more than 3,000 acres. (Source: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management)

    Firefighters are close to containing a wildfire in southeastern Arizona.  

    Firefighters are close to containing a wildfire in southeastern Arizona.  

  • Arizona blazes grow as wildfire season peaks

    Arizona blazes grow as wildfire season peaks

    Saturday, June 10 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-06-11 00:24:05 GMT
    Saturday, June 10 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-06-11 02:28:33 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Multiple wildfires have prompted evacuations in southern Arizona and a highway closure in northern Arizona as the state heads into peak wildfire season.

    Multiple wildfires have prompted evacuations in southern Arizona and a highway closure in northern Arizona as the state heads into peak wildfire season.

  • Arizona blazes grow as wildfire season peaks

    Arizona blazes grow as wildfire season peaks

    Friday, June 9 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-06-10 00:18:33 GMT
    Friday, June 9 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-06-10 01:56:32 GMT
    Boundary Fire near Flagstaff. (Source: Kaibab National Forest)Boundary Fire near Flagstaff. (Source: Kaibab National Forest)

    Multiple wildfires have prompted evacuations in southern Arizona and a highway closure in northern Arizona as the state heads into peak wildfire season.

    Multiple wildfires have prompted evacuations in southern Arizona and a highway closure in northern Arizona as the state heads into peak wildfire season.

  • Wildfires in small Arizona communities prompt evacuations

    Wildfires in small Arizona communities prompt evacuations

    Thursday, June 8 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-06-08 16:38:04 GMT
    Thursday, June 8 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-06-08 16:59:20 GMT
    (Source: anniegreenwood via 123RF)(Source: anniegreenwood via 123RF)

    No estimates are immediately available on the number of homes or people evacuated in either the Desert Mountain community near the Fort Bowie National Historic Site or in Dragoon.

    No estimates are immediately available on the number of homes or people evacuated in either the Desert Mountain community near the Fort Bowie National Historic Site or in Dragoon.

  • Rough terrain shapes attack on wildfire on Kendrick Mountain

    Rough terrain shapes attack on wildfire on Kendrick Mountain

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-06-06 21:51:44 GMT
    Tuesday, June 6 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-06-06 21:58:10 GMT
    Closure order in effect after lighting-caused wildfire within Coconino National Forest (Source: MGN Online)Closure order in effect after lighting-caused wildfire within Coconino National Forest (Source: MGN Online)

    Officials say terrain on a northern Arizona mountain is too steep and tangled with dead and down trees for fire crews to directly attack the fire so they'll use indirect approaches.

    Officials say terrain on a northern Arizona mountain is too steep and tangled with dead and down trees for fire crews to directly attack the fire so they'll use indirect approaches.

  • Crews drop exploding balls to help contain Arizona wildfire

    Crews drop exploding balls to help contain Arizona wildfire

    Friday, June 2 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-06-02 14:27:08 GMT
    Friday, June 2 2017 10:29 AM EDT2017-06-02 14:29:41 GMT
    National forest crews have been fighting fire with fire in the last week by dropping combustible spheres that resemble ping pong balls. (Source: Coconino National Forest)National forest crews have been fighting fire with fire in the last week by dropping combustible spheres that resemble ping pong balls. (Source: Coconino National Forest)

    National forest crews have been fighting fire with fire in the last week by dropping combustible spheres that resemble ping-pong balls from helicopters to help control a lightning-caused blaze in Arizona.

    National forest crews have been fighting fire with fire in the last week by dropping combustible spheres that resemble ping-pong balls from helicopters to help control a lightning-caused blaze in Arizona.

  • Brush fire causes delays, closures on I-17

    Brush fire causes delays, closures on I-17

    Thursday, June 1 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-06-01 22:52:40 GMT
    Thursday, June 1 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-06-02 01:54:57 GMT
    The fire, called the Badger Fire, started on Thursday afternoon. (Source: ADOT)The fire, called the Badger Fire, started on Thursday afternoon. (Source: ADOT)

    Interstate 17 northbound was partially reopened about an hour after it was shut down north of Black Canyon City due to a brush fire.

    Interstate 17 northbound was partially reopened about an hour after it was shut down north of Black Canyon City due to a brush fire.

  • The Latest: Most evacuations lifted in fire near Sonoita

    The Latest: Most evacuations lifted in fire near Sonoita

    Thursday, June 1 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-06-02 01:06:55 GMT
    Thursday, June 1 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-06-02 01:06:55 GMT
    A grass fire broke out near the Santa Cruz County fairgrounds in the southern Arizona community of Sonoita. (Source: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management )A grass fire broke out near the Santa Cruz County fairgrounds in the southern Arizona community of Sonoita. (Source: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management )

    A grass fire that broke out near the Santa Cruz County fairgrounds in the southern Arizona community of Sonoita is now 80 percent contained.

    A grass fire that broke out near the Santa Cruz County fairgrounds in the southern Arizona community of Sonoita is now 80 percent contained.

  • New southern Arizona wildfire forces evacuations near Benson

    New southern Arizona wildfire forces evacuations near Benson

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 9:26 AM EDT2017-05-31 13:26:34 GMT
    Wednesday, May 31 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-05-31 16:15:35 GMT

    Authorities are reporting three small new wildfires in southern Arizona near Benson.

    Authorities are reporting three small new wildfires in southern Arizona near Benson.

  • Firefighters continue to monitor Snake Ridge Fire

    Firefighters continue to monitor Snake Ridge Fire

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 11:59 AM EDT2017-05-31 15:59:07 GMT
    Wednesday, May 31 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-05-31 16:02:03 GMT
    The Snake Ridge Fire continues to burn with low to moderate intensity. (Source: Coconino National Forest)The Snake Ridge Fire continues to burn with low to moderate intensity. (Source: Coconino National Forest)

    Firefighters worked to hold and secure the all fire lines within the Snake Ridge Fire perimeter on Monday with no anticipated fire ignition, Coconino National Forest officials said.

    Firefighters worked to hold and secure the all fire lines within the Snake Ridge Fire perimeter on Monday with no anticipated fire ignition, Coconino National Forest officials said.

  • Pre-evacuation notices lifted for canyons near Globe

    Pre-evacuation notices lifted for canyons near Globe

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-05-31 14:58:44 GMT
    Wednesday, May 31 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-05-31 15:38:54 GMT
    Gila County Sheriff's Office lifted a pre-evacuation notice for residents of canyons south of Globe. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Gila County Sheriff's Office lifted a pre-evacuation notice for residents of canyons south of Globe. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Gila County Sheriff's Office has lifted pre-evacuation notices for residents of canyons south of Globe in east-central Arizona after firefighters made progress in containing a lightning-caused wildfire burning in the Pinal Mountains.

    The Gila County Sheriff's Office has lifted pre-evacuation notices for residents of canyons south of Globe in east-central Arizona after firefighters made progress in containing a lightning-caused wildfire burning in the Pinal Mountains.

  • Fire restrictions in effect for central Arizona starting June 1

    Fire restrictions in effect for central Arizona starting June 1

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 8:55 AM EDT2017-05-31 12:55:47 GMT
    Wednesday, May 31 2017 8:55 AM EDT2017-05-31 12:55:47 GMT
    Fire restrictions will be in effect for all state-owned or state-managed lands in three counties starting June 1. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Fire restrictions will be in effect for all state-owned or state-managed lands in three counties starting June 1. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Campfire, smoking and firework restrictions for all state-owned or state-managed lands begins June 1 in three counties in central Arizona.

    Campfire, smoking and firework restrictions for all state-owned or state-managed lands begins June 1 in three counties in central Arizona.

  • Fire crews battle brush fire near Tortilla Flat

    Fire crews battle brush fire near Tortilla Flat

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-05-30 19:37:40 GMT
    Tuesday, May 30 2017 3:41 PM EDT2017-05-30 19:41:44 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Fire crews spent hours Tuesday morning trying to bring a brush fire under control near Tortilla Flat in the Superstition mountains. By noon, the fire was 30 percent contained, according to Carrie Templin with the Tonto National Forest. 

    Fire crews spent hours Tuesday morning trying to bring a brush fire under control near Tortilla Flat in the Superstition mountains. By noon, the fire was 30 percent contained, according to Carrie Templin with the Tonto National Forest. 

  • Fire crews battling brush fire near Tortilla Flat

    Fire crews battling brush fire near Tortilla Flat

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-05-30 16:47:56 GMT
    Tuesday, May 30 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-05-30 17:32:06 GMT

    Firefighters are battling a brush fire near Tortilla Flat. 

    Firefighters are battling a brush fire near Tortilla Flat. 

  • 6 homes lost in brush fire in Black Canyon City

    6 homes lost in brush fire in Black Canyon City

    Saturday, May 27 2017 10:02 PM EDT2017-05-28 02:02:29 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 1:08 AM EDT2017-05-29 05:08:07 GMT
    The Joe Hill fire flared up as of Sunday. (SOURCE: 3TV/ CBS 5)The Joe Hill fire flared up as of Sunday. (SOURCE: 3TV/ CBS 5)

    Six homes have been destroyed due to a brush fire that first started on Saturday evening in Black Canyon City.

    Six homes have been destroyed due to a brush fire that first started on Saturday evening in Black Canyon City.

  • Firefighters put out brush fires along SR-347 near Chandler

    Firefighters put out brush fires along SR-347 near Chandler

    Sunday, May 28 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-05-29 00:02:18 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-05-29 03:38:20 GMT
    Firefighters were responding to a brush fire Sunday along SR 347 near Chandler. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)Firefighters were responding to a brush fire Sunday along SR 347 near Chandler. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)

    Firefighters put out a brush fire Sunday afternoon on State Route 347 just north of Riggs Road.

    Firefighters put out a brush fire Sunday afternoon on State Route 347 just north of Riggs Road.

  • Closure order in effect after lighting-caused wildfire within Coconino National Forest

    Closure order in effect after lighting-caused wildfire within Coconino National Forest

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:03:17 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:03:17 GMT
    The Snake Ridge Fire has caused closures in the Coconino National Forest. (Source: MGN Online)The Snake Ridge Fire has caused closures in the Coconino National Forest. (Source: MGN Online)

    The Coconino National Forest issued a closure order that is now in effect for the area of the lightning-caused "Snake Ridge Fire", which fire personnel are managing above Mogollon Rim.

    The Coconino National Forest issued a closure order that is now in effect for the area of the lightning-caused "Snake Ridge Fire", which fire personnel are managing above Mogollon Rim.

  • New report details how southern Arizona wildfire started

    New report details how southern Arizona wildfire started

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:10 AM EDT2017-05-24 06:10:38 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:46 AM EDT2017-05-24 13:46:01 GMT
    Aerial view of the Sawmill Fire (Source: Albert Linch)Aerial view of the Sawmill Fire (Source: Albert Linch)

    A new report details how a southern Arizona wildfire started and quickly spread after an off-duty Border Patrol agent went target shooting with an explosive powder.  

    A new report details how a southern Arizona wildfire started and quickly spread after an off-duty Border Patrol agent went target shooting with an explosive powder.  

  • Lightning-caused wildfire above Mogollon Rim helping to clean forest

    Lightning-caused wildfire above Mogollon Rim helping to clean forest

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:08:41 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:29:52 GMT
    Fire personnel are managing a wildfire above Mogollon Rim. (Source: MGN Online)Fire personnel are managing a wildfire above Mogollon Rim. (Source: MGN Online)

    Fire personnel are managing a recent lightning-caused fire above Mogollon Rim according to the U.S. Forest Service.

    Fire personnel are managing a recent lightning-caused fire above Mogollon Rim according to the U.S. Forest Service.

  • Wildfires are part of life in Arizona and here are some of the worst

    Wildfires are part of life in Arizona and here are some of the worst

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:13:44 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-05-19 16:19:00 GMT
    Arizona has seen its fair share of devastating wildfires. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Arizona has seen its fair share of devastating wildfires. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Wildfires in Arizona have destroyed thousands of homes, claimed dozens of lives and ravaged millions of acres of beautiful landscape through the years. Here are some of the most destructive fires in Arizona's history. 

    Wildfires in Arizona have destroyed thousands of homes, claimed dozens of lives and ravaged millions of acres of beautiful landscape through the years. Here are some of the most destructive fires in Arizona's history. 

  • Fire ban begins at Phoenix desert and mountain preserves

    Fire ban begins at Phoenix desert and mountain preserves

    Monday, May 15 2017 8:47 AM EDT2017-05-15 12:47:35 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 3:29 AM EDT2017-05-16 07:29:31 GMT

    Phoenix park officials say the annual ban is expected to run through mid-October and applies to several popular parks. 

    Phoenix park officials say the annual ban is expected to run through mid-October and applies to several popular parks. 

  • UPDATE

    Sawmill Fire in southern AZ now 94 percent contained

    Sawmill Fire in southern AZ now 94 percent contained

    Saturday, April 29 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-04-30 03:16:06 GMT
    Sunday, April 30 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-05-01 03:46:51 GMT

    Crews battling the Sawmill Fire in southern Arizona are gaining ground. As of Saturday evening, fire officials reported that the Sawmill fire is at 46,991 acres and is now 89 percent contained.

    Crews battling the Sawmill Fire in southern Arizona are gaining ground. As of Saturday evening, fire officials reported that the Sawmill fire is at 46,991 acres and is now 89 percent contained.

  • Could 2017 be a bad wildfire season for Arizona?

    Could 2017 be a bad wildfire season for Arizona?

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:48:21 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:12:09 GMT

    Arizona could face a long wildfire season because of a wet winter and very dry spring.

    Arizona could face a long wildfire season because of a wet winter and very dry spring.

  • UPDATE

    'Sawmill' wildfire in southern Arizona 20% contained, still at 40,350 acres

    'Sawmill' wildfire in southern Arizona 20% contained, still at 40,350 acres

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-04-26 01:00:59 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:11:44 GMT

    The Sawmill Fire burning in southern Arizona has now doubled in size. Fire officials now say the fire has now burned 40,350 acres.

    The Sawmill Fire burning in southern Arizona has now doubled in size. Fire officials now say the fire has now burned 40,350 acres.

  • Surprise Fire Department crew heading down to Sawmill Fire

    Surprise Fire Department crew heading down to Sawmill Fire

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 7:47 AM EDT2017-04-25 11:47:41 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-04-25 17:05:00 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Surprise Fire Department is sending crews south to help fight the Sawmill Fire burning about 40 miles south of Tucson. The fire has grown to about 7,500 acres as of Monday afternoon; containment is at roughly 7 percent.

    The Surprise Fire Department is sending crews south to help fight the Sawmill Fire burning about 40 miles south of Tucson. The fire has grown to about 7,500 acres as of Monday afternoon; containment is at roughly 7 percent.

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  • The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

    The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

    Sunday, July 23 2017 6:51 AM EDT2017-07-23 10:51:24 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-07-24 04:33:17 GMT
    The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store.
    The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store.
  • Fire destroys home in downtown Jonesboro

    Fire destroys home in downtown Jonesboro

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:17:09 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:56:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said Sunday that the home was a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

    Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said Sunday that the home was a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

  • Firefighters return to station damaged in flood

    Firefighters return to station damaged in flood

    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:22:00 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:37:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    On Sunday, several Pocahontas firefighters moved back into their home station.

    On Sunday, several Pocahontas firefighters moved back into their home station.

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