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Wallow fire burning hillside
These photos of the Wallow Fire capture the fury of the state’s largest wildfire, which heated up the debate about forest thinning.

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Fires bolster political support for forest thinning

Forest Service launches effort to thin 300,000 acres to reduce dire fire danger

With Arizona’s worst fire season in history still roaring, oft-delayed plans to use a resurrected timber industry to thin millions of acres of badly overgrown Arizona forests have suddenly gained broad support.


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