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.
Tucson’s only hotshot crew believes it is about to be disbanded.
Tucson’s only hotshot crew fears it will be disbanded.
Climate change could make forest losses permanent.
Full-out preparation for fire season may not be enough in a year when winter disappeared.
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.
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…
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…
The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:
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…
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…
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.
The Granite Mountain Hotshots did structure protection during the Thompson Ridge Fire near Jemez, N.M.
The fire that burned through the research site of the University of Arizona's Critical Zone Observatory in June nearly destroyed the headquarters and historical buildings of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.
Country music star and Arizona native Dierks Bentley will host a concert July 22 in Prescott to benefit the families of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed battling the Yarnell Hill fire June 30.