Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey seeking more wildfire funding

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jun 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-25 09:35:48-04

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency to get additional funds to fight wildfires.

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In the past two months, Arizona has had more than a dozen large wildfires.

Friday's declaration issues a state of emergency until additional funds are made available at the start of the new fiscal year beginning July 1.

It authorizes $200,000 of emergency funds and requests that the State Emergency Council, made up of state and legislative officials, provide the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management additional resources as needed.