Wildfire map: Track where fires are burning in Arizona in 2022

The Locklin Fire has burned an estimated 100-150 acres in Old Bisbee and forced evacuations in some areas, fire officials said Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
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Updated May 16, 2022.

Arizona’s wildfire season, which got off to an early start this year, could be even more catastrophic in 2022 than in previous years, fire officials have said.

Arizona lost over 500,000 acres to wildfires in 2021 and over 900,000 acres in 2020, Gov. Doug Ducey said earlier this year.

Reports have predicted most of the Southwest will have an above-normal potential for fires in May and June, though wetter periods between September through December helped lower fire potential for certain areas. In Arizona, though, the risk for significant fire potential arrived earlier, beginning in March.

Below is a map of fires that are actively burning in Arizona, as compiled by the wildfire tracking website InciWeb, operated by the U.S. Forest Service. It will be updated throughout the fire season.

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Tunnel Fire

  • Location: 14 miles northeast of Flagstaff

  • Start date: April 17

  • Size: 19,088 acres

  • Containment: 98%

  • Fuels involved: Dry grass, brush and scattered pine

  • Cause: Under investigation

  • Total personnel: 36

Crooks Fire

  • Location: 11 miles south of Prescott

  • Start date: April 18

  • Size: 9,402 acres

  • Containment: 96%

  • Fuels involved: Timber, chaparral, brush

  • Cause: Undetermined

  • Total personnel: 117

2022 fires with or near full containment

This list does not include prescribed burns.

  • San Rafael Fire: 11,620 acres southeast of Patagonia, 100% contained as of May 15.

  • Locklin Fire: 112 acres in Bisbee, 100% contained as of April 30.

  • Presumido Peak Fire: 2,591 acres in Pima County near the border with Mexico, 100% contained as of April 5.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Arizona wildfires 2022 map: Track where fires are burning now

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