Recent Fires

Recent fires on the Colorado Plateau provide opportunities to examine ecological, political and fire prevention concerns.

Arizona has experienced some spectacular wildfires over the course of the past decade, each one seemingly larger than the last. Whether human-caused or the result of a lightning strike, the devastation from these fires will remain visible for generations to come. The chart below documents some of the larger regional fires.

Arizona Fire Statistics

Rodeo-Chediski Fire (2002)
467,066 acres
Leroux Fire (2001)
1,300 acres
Pumpkin Fire (2000)
14,760 acres
Hochderffer Fire (1996)
16,400 acres
Dude Fire (1990)
24,174 acres
Radio Fire [Mt. Elden fire] (1977)
4,594 acres
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