Here’s why water must be Arizona’s top public-policy debate:
PHOENIX — Arizona's workplace safety agency on Wednesday recommended that the state Forestry Division pay a nearly $560,000 fine in the deaths of 19 firefighters.
The citations proposed by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health say forestry officials managing the Yarnell Hil…
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters found that the men ceased radio communication for a half hour before they were killed in a wildfire blaze. The report did not assign blame, and some family members say that reluctance could put othe…
PHOENIX — The surviving member of a firefighting crew that lost 19 members to the Yarnell Hill Fire says he was devastated and went “numb” after learning that men he considered his brothers were dead, and he wonders why he alone was spared.
PHOENIX - Rescue personnel who arrived on the scene where 19 firefighters died last month battling a ferocious blaze found sheer devastation described as a "moonscape" after an inferno so intense that only the metal part of one chain saw was found, according to records obtained by The Associ…
In this file photo, State forest officials examine the site where 19 firefighters died in a wildfire. As the fire grew out of control, the firefighters were trapped in a bowl surrounded by hills.
As the city of Prescott continues to grieve the recent loss of 19 of our finest men, the Granite Mountain Hotshots, the wounds from the tragic events of June 30 are still fresh.
"Through the worst kind of tragedy imaginable, the world learned of Prescott's best, and Prescott has received the best from the world."
Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot William Warneke had barely made a dent in the remodel of a mobile home he and his wife, Roxanne, recently purchased on four acres on a dirt road in Avra Valley when he was called to fight the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott.
YARNELL - Hundreds of firefighters battling a blaze outside the mountain town of Yarnell came off the line Wednesday to salute a procession of fire vehicles that had been left by 19 elite hotshot crew members killed in the line of duty.
Stephen and Cheri Grady visit a memorial outside the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew fire station in Prescott, honoring the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died Sunday.
PRESCOTT - Fire crews battling a wildfire should identify escape routes and safe zones. They should pay close attention to the weather forecast. And they should post lookouts.
The University of Arizona on Tuesday confirmed one of the firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Fire was an alumnus.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Investigators from across the U.S. poured into the mountain town of Yarnell on Tuesday to figure out why 19 elite firefighters perished in an out-of-control wildfire and whether human error played a role in the tragedy.
A look at some of the deadliest tragedies that have claimed the lives of wildland firefighters, including the 19 killed Sunday in an Arizona blaze:
PRESCOTT — A wind-whipped wildfire in northern Arizona grew quickly to 500 acres and forced the mandatory evacuation of at least 10 homes west of Prescott, authorities said.
Prescott Courthouse Plaza downtown is surrounded by antique stores, galleries and historic Whiskey Row. It has free concerts during the summer.
Prescott has a magic number: 86.