Jun 19, 2016

Hot, dry weather fuels northern Arizona wildfires

Kaibab National Forest, Arizona
USA
by
Michelle McManimon
,
Arizona Daily Sun
Photo: Art Gonzales / US Forest Service
Photo: Art Gonzales / US Forest Service

A heat wave is fueling wildfire activity in northern Arizona.

The U.S. Forest Service announced Saturday that the Bert fire on the Kaibab National Forest near Valle was showing a “substantial increase in activity.” The lightning-caused fire had reached to 3,852 acres by late Saturday morning and was only 1 percent contained