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Arizona Trails

Lessons from the 2018 Arizona Wildfire Season

This year's fires haven't been as bad as in years past, but most have been caused by people.

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What can we learn from the wildfire season of 2018 so far in Arizona? On one hand, it hasn’t been as bad as officials feared so far, with fewer acres burned and fewer total fires than last year. But 98 percent of the blazes were started by humans–so there’s lots of room for improvement.