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Fire in Huachuca Mountains grows to more than 300 acres

Fire in Huachuca Mountains grows to more than 300 acres

A wildfire burning in Garden Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains has grown and a Type 1 incident management team is expected to take over command of the fire around 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

April 15, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Winds expected as crews contain Fisher Fire south of Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.  — Firefighters are anticipating strong gusts as they try to fully contain a wildfire south of Flagstaff near the Canyon Vista Campground.

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In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

The stage is set for wildland fires, but they don't have to start, say land managers.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Senate panel OKs fire immunity for state Land Department

Senate panel OKs fire immunity for state Land Department

PHOENIX — State lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to immunize the Land Department from mistakes and negligence that result in forest fires — even if that means destroyed homes and dead firefighters.

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Northwest Fire to disband Ironwood Hotshot crew

Northwest Fire to disband Ironwood Hotshot crew

The Northwest Fire District announced Tuesday it would disband its hotshot crew at the end of the wildfire season as a cost-saving measure and an effort to improve core services and reduce the tax rate for district residents.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Northwest Fire to decide on future of hotshot crew

Northwest Fire to decide on future of hotshot crew

Tucson’s only hotshot crew believes it is about to be disbanded.

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The answer to forest-destroying fires is more fire, researchers say

Climate change could make forest losses permanent.

February 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
In Oracle tinderbox, fire boss sleeps "with one eye open"

In Oracle tinderbox, fire boss sleeps "with one eye open"

Full-out preparation for fire season may not be enough in a year when winter disappeared.

February 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fire season underway already in Southern Arizona

Fire season underway already in Southern Arizona

A fire-weather watch will be in effect this afternoon in the Coronado National Forest and other areas because of “contiguous areas of flammable fuels,” high temperatures, single-digit relative humidity and windy conditions, officials said.

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Photos: California wildfire forces 2,000 from homes

Photos: California wildfire forces 2,000 from homes

Nearly 2,000 residents were evacuated and two homes burned in a wildfire that started early Thursday when three people tossed paper into a campfire in the dangerously dry and windy foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains, authorities said. Embers from the fire fanned by gus…

January 16, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Fine sought in Arizona firefighters' deaths

Fine sought in Arizona firefighters' deaths

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…

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Logging bill is potentially harmful

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

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Radio problems cited in deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters

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…

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Photos: Wildfire rages in Idaho

Photos: Wildfire rages in Idaho

In Idaho, fire crews prepared to capitalize on favorable winds and lower temperatures to continue burnout operations around the small mountain community of Pine, where the Elk Complex remained the nation's No. 1 firefighting priority. The lightning-caused fire has burned across more than 17…

August 15, 2013 6:59 am Photos

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Arizona hotshot survivor: “Why wasn’t I there with them?”

Arizona hotshot survivor: “Why wasn’t I there with them?”

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.

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Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

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Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

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…

July 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

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.

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Yarnell hotshots helped save NM preserve's headquarters

Yarnell hotshots helped save NM preserve's headquarters

The Granite Mountain Hotshots did structure protection during the Thompson Ridge Fire near Jemez, N.M.

July 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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