Fire crews around Arizona are preparing for a potentially busy fire season.
The Flag Fire is still burning near Kingman, having grown to roughly 1,400 acres.
In the Valley, fire crews are bracing for when a large brush or wildfire could break out.
"Like a lot of agencies across the Valley, we're preparing for what could be another very bad fire season," said Shawn Gilleland with the Rural Metro Fire Department. "There's still a lot of dry brush out there."
"This is one of our concerned spots where we have a lot of homes in a more rural setting," Gilleland said.
Gilleland wants to remind people to clear at least 30 feet of defensible space around homes and to prevent any activities that could ignite a fire.
He said conditions could make for a difficult Summer and that fire crews practiced air drops in recent weeks.
"We've been in a drought for quite a while," Gilleland said. "We're seeing some storms now that will come through and drop a little bit of rain, but that really just means it's going to bring up some more grasses potentially and then increase that danger once it dries out again."