No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Many part of the West are dealing with drought.

But nowhere else has more state and federal land been closed to recreation than in Arizona ahead of the Memorial Day holiday.

With little snowpack and precipitation, conditions are ripe for massive wildfires.

The partial closures in a handful of Arizona’s national forests represent a small percentage of the land overall. But they’re putting a damper on camping, hiking, fishing and mountain biking in popular...

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