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Reducing the Risk of Wildfire with Forest Restoration Efforts

With the Museum Fire threatening East Flagstaff and the Timberline areas as this article is being written, it reminds us of the ever-increasing threat of catastrophic wildfire and post-wildfire flooding. Coconino County has created a Forest Restoration Initiative in recognition that the most effective way to reduce these threats is through thinning the forest. In […]

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Understanding Emergency Management During Fire Season

As summer heats up in Coconino County, our residents and visitors alike are reminded that living and recreating amongst such unspoiled wilderness comes with risk and responsibility. Recent wildfires throughout the state illustrate the extreme risk of irresponsible fire behavior and the responsibility we all have to ensure our community stays safe from the natural […]

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Officials Warning People to be Careful with Fire

 A human-caused forest fire began about noon yesterday in Kendrick Park off of Highway 180 north of Flagstaff and spread to 47 acres before firefighters contained the fire last night. The Buffalo Fire started from an individual dumping hot ashes from a woodstove in the forest, and the dry conditions coupled with wind help spread […]

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Fire Restrictions Underway

The City of Flagstaff would like to remind our residents and visitors that the Coconino National Forest, Coconino County and the City all have campfire and smoking restrictions in place.   The City of Flagstaff’s restrictions include a ban on all fire pits and other open flame devises (Chimayo) – even those with a spark […]

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Largest Firefighting Deployment in AZ History

While Arizona firefighters from multiple agencies responded to major wildland fires, such as the Wallow, Horseshoe 2 and Monument blazes, the Arizona State Forestry Division provided valuable support to mobilize more than 100 responding fire departments from cities, rural fire districts, and volunteer fire organizations.  Additionally, the Division also dispatched several private fire service companies. “This is […]

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