The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reminding the community to prevent mosquito bites with" target="_blank">19 human cases of West Nile virus infection reported this season, including one death. The individual who died was an older adult who also suffered from additional health issues. Sadly, older adults are most at risk for serious complications of West Nile virus.

Thanks to increased monsoon activity across the northern and central portions of the state, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management lifts fire restrictions on state-owned and state-managed lands in a handful of counties.
As of 2 pm today, Apache, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, and Yavapai Counties are released from Stage I Fire Restrictions.
This means campfires will be allowed once again, but DFFM still urges the public to be safe with fire.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing an Ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Maricopa County, effective Monday and Tuesday, June 19-20, 2017. This HPA is due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.

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