Arizona

Fire equipment and personnel are deploying to California to support wildland fire suppression efforts through state-to-state mutual aid compact.
 

Arizona understands the devastating impact wildfires can have on communities,” said Governor Ducey.  “We are proud to support our neighboring state with vital response resources to enhance fire suppression efforts. Our unwavering gratitude is with the brave men and women fighting these fires.”

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District have several fuel treatments planned October 16th through November 20th; depending on current and expected weather conditions.  Tactics to keep smoke impacts as minimal as possible include canceling approved burns when conditions aren’t favorable, timing daytime ignitions to allow the majority of smoke to disperse prior to settling overnight, and burning larger sections at a time when conditions are favorable to reduce the overall number of days smoke is in the area.

On Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m., more than 74,500 Arizonans will "Drop, Cover and Hold On" as part of the Great Arizona ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill. This includes tens of thousands of school-age children; university students and staff; county, state and federal employees; tribal communities; health facilities; civic groups and businesses.

 

The recent flows from summer monsoon rains have eroded embankments at a number of locations within Nogales Wash, exposing and threatening critical infrastructure and property. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) is working to stabilize banks along the Nogales Wash.

The Arizona Department of Transportation delivered 70, 20-foot sections of concrete barrier to assist in the erosion mitigation along the banks of the Nogales Wash.

The American Red Cross is partnering with Fry’s Food Stores in Arizona to aid victims of the Goodwin Fire near Prescott and other wildfires.

Fry's customers can make coin canister donations now through July 31 to the Red Cross as they check out at any register at Fry’s Food Stores locations statewide. All proceeds will benefit the disaster relief efforts of our local Arizona chapters. In addition to collecting donations, Fry’s is providing $10,000 in supplies for personal care items given to those displaced by wildfires.

Drivers will get a break from construction-related closures along freeways in the Phoenix area and across the state over the Independence Day weekend.

The Arizona Department of Transportation and its contractors will not schedule closures along Valley freeways or other state-maintained highways from Friday afternoon, June 30, through late Tuesday night, July 4.

Drivers are urged to focus on safe driving, including slowing down and using extra caution in existing work zones across the state. Arizona’s “Stay Alert – Stay Alive” highway safety recommendations include:

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