Gov. Doug Ducey chats with SCAT Chairman Terry Rambler, after taking a tour of wildfire damage. Photo by Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services

Gov. Doug Ducey called Thursday for a special legislative session for quick approval of wildfire emergency funds, saying the current fires are just the beginning of problems.

“It’s clear that we still have a lot more to do,” Ducey said after taking a helicopter tour over the fires and charred remains of the Telegraph and Mescal fires.

“The response won’t end when the fires are put out,” he continued. “When this year’s monsoon rains come, these burned areas are prone to landslides, mudslides and flooding, which pose another threat to our communities.”

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