The Kearny River Fire is burning in salt cedar near the town of Kearny, Ariz. The fire is currently at 1,428 acres and is 40% contained. Forward progress has been stopped and no fire movement is expected today.
The Kearney River Fire (#KearneyRiverFire) is burning in salt cedar near the town of Kearney, Ariz. According to the Arizona State Forestry Division, the fire is currently 1,100 acres and 15 percent contained.
A coalition of Arizona-based agencies has an important message for everyone heading outdoors this summer: Be a responsible recreationist. It only takes one spark on dry grass, leaves, branches or needles to start a wildfire.
Chainsaws, dragging trailer chains, carelessly tossed cigarettes, fireworks, abandoned campfires, unshielded OHV mufflers and discharging a firearm all can create sparks and cause wildfires. No matter how a fire starts, anyone found responsible may have to pay thousands of dollars in fines and restoration costs.