Arizona’s wildfire season is fast approaching. And Governor Doug Ducey says, it’s going to be a rough one. But the Governor points out, 90 percent of them are human caused, and therefore, preventable.
Ducey cited actions caused by unattended camp fires, carelessly discarded cigarettes and hot exhaust pipes as among things that can trigger a wildfire.
As much as people can do a lot to be proactive against fires, there’s no getting away from the fact Arizona is facing volatile fire conditions. Ducey says, two years of minimal fires combined with above-average rainfall have produced an abundance of fuels that puts the state at significant risk for wildfires. Ducey says, wildfires so far this year have doubled, consuming almost five times as much acreage than last year at this time.