Hot and dry conditions means that any spark or lightning strike could easily start a wildfire, and we already have several burning in Arizona. And it is only May! I'm afraid that because we haven't had much rain this year that the fuel (trees brush, bushes, weeds, etc.) will be easily ignited and that 2012 might be an especially difficult wildfire season in Arizona.
Bull Flat Fire
Photo Credit: Mark Empy,
You can keep up-to-date on the fires burning in Arizona and get the basic details about the locations, extent of the fires and the amount of damage caused. We have an incredible force of firefighting professionals and volunteers who battles these blazes every year. Let's hope that we escape this summer with no loss of life and minimal structural damage.