Providing shelter, food, water and reforestation. The Telegraph Fire slowly grows to 180 thousand acres and damages 52 structures, making it the sixth largest wildfire in Arizona history. Fire officials issued an evacuation order for residents in Dripping Springs, Wind Spirit, Hagen Ranch, Slash S Ranch, Government Springs, urging them to evacuate immediately. Fire officials in Arizona are also currently battling the Pinnacle Fire, located near the Santa Teresa Wilderness on the Coronado National Forest, approximately 18 miles south of Bylas, Arizona. The Pinnacle Fire has burned at least 34,192 acres and is currently 26 percent contained. Phoenix, residents of Strawberry and Pine who were told to evacuate because of the Backbone Fire can expect the “GO” orders to last at least another week.
Million Tree Challenge to support forest fire restoration in areas where significant environmental damage occurred. Post wildfire reforestation is necessary in some areas to prevent invasive species from taking over, to restore desired landscapes with beneficial local tree species, and to prevent soil erosion. Of course, the trees will also aid in absorbing carbon as they grow, to clean the air and water for local communities.
Arizona, have black bears, deer, javelinas, bighorn sheep, some elk, desert tortoise, and amphibians and reptiles that live in this area.
The larger animals can make a run for it, but the smaller animals cannot, and may get trapped.
Arizona Game and Fish is most concerned about the desert tortoise, the Mexican spotted owl, and northern goshawk, as all of these species have critical habitats in the Bush Fire area.
Approximately 1,600 people evacuated from their homes and needing shelter, food and water.
Wildfires across Arizona has burned over 100 square miles, forcing people out their homes as the blazing fires moved closer to their homes. Arizona is also facing rising confirmed coronavirus infections.
The Bush Fire, around 30 miles northeast of Phoenix, has burned over 64,000 acres. Phoenix, Arizona. Bush Wildfires
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