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Wildland Fire Suppression

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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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.

March 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Plans for SunZia transmission line through AZ based on false premises

Plans for SunZia transmission line through AZ based on false premises

The ongoing battle to stop the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project from being routed through either the San Pedro Valley or between the Aravaipa and Galiuro wildernesses has reached a critical point.

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Doubts raised about rebuilding Prescott fire team

Doubts raised about rebuilding Prescott fire team

Firefighters and others in Prescott have showed a resolve toward rebuilding an elite firefighting team that lost 19 of its members in a wildfire in late June near Yarnell.

August 18, 2013 1:41 pmLoading…

Bodies of 19 firefighters killed in Prescott-area blaze are recovered

YARNELL, Ariz. — The bodies of 19 members of an elite firefighting crew killed after being overrun by an Arizona wildfire have been retrieved from the mountain where they died.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Target shooting OK’d on BLM land in southern Ariz.

Recreational target shooting on 1.4 million acres in south-central Arizona is allowed under a final plan by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

September 21, 2012 10:27 amLoading…

Rain helps crews contain AZ wildfire near Safford

A wildfire that burned nearly 19,000 acres in the Coronado National Forest near Safford in southeastern Arizona now is 100 percent contained.

July 03, 2012 9:52 pmLoading…

Wildfire near Benson grows to 1,500 acres

The Cottonwood Fire burning in the Whetstone Mountains south of Benson has grown to up to 1,500 acres.

June 28, 2012 10:26 amLoading…

Wildfire southwest of Benson now at 200 acres

A wildfire burning in the Whetstone Mountains southwest of Benson has grown to about 200 acres.

June 27, 2012 12:00 pmLoading…

Wildfire east of Tucson 60 percent contained

The wildfire burning in the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson has grown to about 7,500 acres but is 60 percent contained, officials said Thursday.

June 21, 2012 1:32 pmLoading…

Wildfire east of Tucson grows to 4,600 acres

A wildfire burning in the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson grew Wednesday to about 4,600 acres, but crews have constructed  containment lines around 60 percent of the fire.

June 20, 2012 9:29 pmLoading…

Arizona’s Gladiator Fire winds down

Work has begun to restore land in northern Arizona that was scarred by a wildfire.

May 29, 2012 1:16 pmLoading…

Arizona wildfire to keep growing amid strong winds

CROWN KING — Strong wind gusts will likely keep spreading a wildfire that has grown to nearly 10 square miles and prompted the evacuation of a historic Arizona mining town.

May 17, 2012 8:42 amLoading…

Wildfire's advance toward structures stopped in eastern Arizona

Crews battling a lightning-sparked fire near Safford have been able to stop the fire's advance toward about 20 structures near Klondyke in eastern Arizona.

April 24, 2012 1:00 pmLoading…

Wildfire near Sonoita 60 percent contained

A southern Arizona wildfire is 60 percent contained according to Coronado National Forest Service officials. The Hilton fire has been burning since Saturday afternoon in the Empire Hills north of Sonoita.

February 13, 2012 8:20 amLoading…

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