April 2, 2014
State Forester Scott Hunt on Wednesday details areas of the state at high fire danger this year. But Hunt, flanked by Gov. Jan Brewer, sidestepped questions about changes in his agency's firefighting operation in the wake of last year's tragedy at Yarnell Hill. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer) At right, a state map of areas of high fire danger for 2014.
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Heavy monsoon rains last year coupled with light snowpack this winter will combine to make for a more dangerous fire season this year, state Forester Scott Hunt predicted Wednesday.Hunt said there is a "bumper crop of grass," particularly in southeast and northwest Arizona.