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Sources: Target shooter sparked Sawmill Fire; 40,000 acres burned

A man target shooting on state land Sunday morning started the Sawmill Fire that had burned 40,000 acres by Wednesday midday, according to several sources who spoke with the Green Valley News.... Read more»1

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Forest Service: Help find person of interest in Mt. Lemmon wildfire

A man driving a green Ford Explorer is a person of interest in last week's Molino Fire on Mt. Lemmon, officials said. The wildfire, which burned about 50 acres, was connected to recreational target shooting.... Read more»1

Plan your picnic elsewhere: Bears close Parker Canyon Lake

Several black bears spotted near a Southern Arizona lake have prompted the closure of the recreational area, authorities said. Parker Canyon Lake and Lakeview Campground will remain closed until the bears are trapped and relocated.... Read more»

Native American petroglyph vandalized at Catalina State Park

Last month, a boulder bearing a Native American petroglyph was rolled over and vegetation destroyed at Catalina State Park, north of Tucson. Federal authorities are investigating.... Read more»2

Update: Finger Rock Fire fizzles as humidity rises

Just hours after flaring through the Catalina Foothills, with billowing smoke and dramatic flames looming over Tucson, a wildfire north of the city burned out, with little fire activity Thursday or Friday. Officials did not increase their estimate of the burned area, as only small threads of smoke rose from the mountains.... Read more»

Update: Finger Rock Fire burns 750 acres in Catalinas, little activity Thurs.

The Finger Rock Fire in the Catalinas has burned 750 acres since flaring up Wednesday. Officials are monitoring the blaze, saying that there was little activity Thursday, but that more accurate mapping increased the estimate of the already burned area. Higher humidity, lighter winds and a few sprinkles dampened the fire, which "is performing its natural role in the ecosystem."... Read more»

Coronado National Forest will waive fees for Presidents Day weekend

The Coronado National Forest will waive day-use fees over the weekend to mark Presidents Day. ... Read more»

Last chance for input on Sabino Canyon plan

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for public input about new recreation plans at Sabino Canyon. The meeting will be held Tuesday at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center from 6-8 p.m.... Read more»

Wood pile burning to begin on Mt. Lemmon

Forest rangers will be burning piles of stacked wood on Mt. Lemmon starting Tuesday. Smoke may be visible from the fires, which are part of a fuel reduction project intended to reduce the risk of wildfires.... Read more»

Fire restrictions lifted for Southern Az

Following monsoon rains, fire restriction will be lifted for Southeastern Arizona beginning Friday.... Read more»

Fire restrictions in force for Southern Az

Starting Thursday, campers across Southern Arizona will face new fire restrictions at campgrounds due to dry weather.... Read more»

Fires restricted in Coronado Nat'l Forest

Planning on hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend? If you are going camping or celebrating with a cookout, the Forest Service wants you to be aware of fire restrictions.... Read more»

Sabino Canyon asks for public input on recreation plans

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for public input about new recreation plans at Sabino Canyon. The meeting will be held Thursday at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center from 6-8 p.m.... Read more»

Fire restrictions in force for Southern Az national parks, forests

Due to dry weather, campfires and other activities are restricted in Southern Arizona national parks and forests until further notice.... Read more»

Controlled burn Monday on Mt. Lemmon

Don't be alarmed if you see smoke coming from Mt. Lemmon on Monday. The Santa Catalina Ranger District has scheduled a controlled wood pile burning near two campsites that day.... Read more»

Snow closes Carr Canyon in Coronado Forest

Forest Service officials have closed Carr Canyon Road in the Huachuca Mountains because of snow and ice.... Read more»

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