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Given that there was no lightning in the area, it would be no surprise if the fire turns out to be human-caused. In fact, 947 of the 1,502 wildfires in Arizona this year so far have been caused by people, either on purpose or carelessly.
In 191 suspected opioid overdoses in Arizona last week, 15 people died and 18 newborns dealt with neonatal abstinence syndrome — withdrawals upon being born addicted. That's according to the...
As a hundred firefighters battled yesterday's 303 Fire near the Loop 303 and I-17 in North Phoenix, hot, dry and windy conditions created a dangerous mix. One firefighter captured a frightening video of a "fire whirl," seen skipping across the desert like a torched dust devil, picking up and laying down flames faster than you can say "What's a fire whirl?"
A rapidly moving wildfire that began around 1 p.m. Thursday near the Loop 303 and Interstate 17 spread quickly northward toward the Carefree Highway by mid-afternoon, forcing closure of I-17 in both directions for several hours. The fire was contained after burning 1,150 acres, officials said, and the highway was re-opened in late evening.
Monsoon in Arizona officially started June 15. But the heavy rains, high winds and harrowing haboobs are AWOL. What about this insane heat wave? Shouldn’t it trigger some storms? Find out what's going on ...
It was brutal, but the hottest day ever in Phoenix stood firm. Still, new records were set for daily high temperatures and overnight lows. Here are the record-setting numbers.
Isabella Wylie, 15, won her June 6 competition on "Chopped Junior." She and three other two-time winners compete for a third win, the title and $25,000.
Residents of the greater Phoenix metro area set a new all-time high for electricity use Tuesday, as Arizona dealt with blistering temperatures. Both major utilities in the region saw record power use.
Peak electricity usage by APS customers yesterday, June 19, was 7,120 megawatts. That surpassed the 7,051 megawatts recorded June 19 last year, which was the earliest in the year "in a long time" that the utility had seen usage that high, said APS spokesperson Annie DeGraw.
Mosquitoes are less prevalent in North Phoenix and elsewhere in Maricopa County so far this year compared to last. But they’re annoying some people more than ever, especially with the proliferation of a nonnative pest that will suck your blood any time of day.
After a record-tying 118 degrees Monday, Sky Harbor Airport could reach 120 today. Deer Valley Airport in North Phoenix is expected to reach 118 degrees today. Anthem, nearer the mountains and at a higher elevation, has a forecasted high of 115.
An intriguing 40-acre development near Sonoran Foothills in North Phoenix plans a dog park, community pool and splash pad — plus a neighborhood shopping plaza to include an as-yet-unnamed grocery store.