The Ironwood Hotshots crew will be disbanded after this year's wildfire season, Northwest Fire District confirmed today.
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.
The warm, dry winter — with a lack of normal rain and snowfall — has primed Southeastern Arizona for potentially widespread wildfires this year, say national forest and parks officials.
Brendan McDonough says he went numb after learning his 19 fellow hotshots had died in the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30.
PRESCOTT - Brendan McDonough was emotionally crushed when his supervisor on a hotshot firefighting crew radioed in to say a wildfire ripping through the Arizona wilderness had forced them into emergency shelters - a last resort for firefighters.
The Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott killed 19 firefighters and destroyed more than 100 homes. Experts say such disasters should give other homeowners the impetus to make sure their homeowner policies are up to date.
PHOENIX - Industry experts consider the Yarnell Hill Fire a wake-up call for insurance preparations.
The lightning-caused Prison Fire, west of milepost 8 on Catalina Highway in the Santa Catalina Mountains, started Sunday night and has burned about 240 acres. The highway is open, but motorists are asked to avoid the area.
A fire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains that started Sunday night has charred about 240 acres.
A massive wildfire threatening a tourist region in southwestern Colorado has grown to nearly 60 square miles, but officials said Saturday that the erratic blaze had slowed and they were optimistic they could protect the town of South Fork.
There are 12 wildfires burning in Colorado that have…
Most of Arizona's national forests will impose fire restrictions for the Memorial Day weekend as the state enters the long, dry period before monsoon moisture arrives in early July and the potential for wildfires increases.
Here are some of the largest, most destructive or otherwise notable wildfires in recent Arizona history.
Fort Huachuca is planning two prescribed burns on Thursday in Garden Canyon.
Southeastern Arizona forests are facing an above-normal threat of wildfires in the coming months - unless we see lots more of the rainy weather we've had recently, officials warn.
ALBUQUERQUE — If lightning strikes in the New Mexico wilderness and starts a fire, the blaze would normally be little more than a blip on the radar of land managers who have earned a reputation for letting flames burn to keep forested lands from growing into a tangled mess.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The most destructive wildfire in Colorado history has been fully contained less than three weeks after it erupted.
Recent wildfires ravaging forests across the West have left mostly loss and lament in their smoldering wake - but now and then even the worst infernos give rise to something of beauty.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah — Residents of at least 2,300 homes in northern Utah were being evacuated Friday after high winds kicked up a fire started by target shooters.