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A fire season outlook from the National Interagency Fire Center predicts a decreasing level of risk in Arizona, to normal levels, when monsoon season starts next month and continues through September. (Map courtesy the National Interagency Fire Center)

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After big-blaze years, Arizona has rare 'typical' wildfire season so far

Halfway through the year, Arizona has seen a larger number of smaller fires than last year, allowing crews to react quickly, stay safe and keep firefighting costs within budget, officials said.