Log on for fire news

  Get ready for this summer’s fire season by checking out a new Web site at Northern Arizona University.

Launched May 1, “Forest Fire and the American Southwest” is “a one-stop-shopping site for information about forest fire in the Southwest,” says John Grahame, designer of the Web site.

“There is a lot of fear about the upcoming fire season,” he says. “So we decided to create a gateway Web site that was not aligned politically, but would have links to all political and scientific points of view.”

Grahame and graduate student Charles Laurel update the site daily with current fire maps, statistics, news stories and “hot topics.” Log on to http://forestfire.nau.edu.