PHOENIX — The state Industrial Commission voted Wednesday to impose the maximum permissible $559,000 penalty on the state Forestry Division after the deaths in June of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.
PRESCOTT - Some of the firefighters killed in an Arizona wildfire were classified as seasonal employees with the city of Prescott, so their families don't qualify for full survivors' benefits.
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.
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PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday that the deputy state forester spoke out of turn when he expressed his view that the head of the Granite Mountain Hotshots was at least partly responsible for his own death and that of 18 of his colleagues.
YARNELL - The location is a basin surrounded on three sides by charred, boulder-strewn mountains. Blackened cacti appear as though they melted in the flames. Rocks the size of pickup trucks are perched precariously on the steep hillsides. An American flag flaps in the wind near a Granite Mou…
Firefighters and residents gathered with family and friends in Cedar City, Utah, this weekend to honor Joe Thurston, who was among 19 firefighters killed while battling a wildfire near Prescott last month.
This photo combination made with undated family photos provided via the city of Prescott shows the 19 firefighters killed while battling an out-of-control wildfire in Yarnell on June 30. Top row, from left: Andrew Sterling Ashcraft, Robert Caldwell, Travis Carter, Dustin James DeFord, Chris …
Families of 19 Arizona firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire will receive lump-sum payments of at least $328,000.
A fundraiser for the family of a firefighter who died in in the Yarnell Fire near Prescott is set for Friday at Culver's restaurant on the northwest side.
PHOENIX - A wildfire that began with a lightning strike and caused little immediate concern because of its remote location and small size quickly blazed into an inferno, leading officials to rapidly order more resources in the hours before flames killed 19 members of an elite hotshot crew, a…
Today the 8,400 acres that burned in Central Arizona's Yarnell Hill fire in which 19 firefighters died look like a moonscape. Gone are chaparral, scrub oak, evergreen trees and shrubs that adorned that landscape. In their place are caked ash and soot.
Several Tucson breweries are joining a statewide effort to create a beer in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot crew members killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire
Navy SEAL Fred Warneke receives the comfort of fellow mourners after the funeral ceremony for his brother, Granite Mountain Hotshot William Warneke. The service took place Wednesday at Marana Mortuary & Cemetery.
About 1,000 mourners lined the way as a Prescott Fire Department fire engine bears the remains of William Warneke.
The U.S. Marines march from Warneke's graveside after firing a 21-gun salute for Warneke, an ex-Marine.
A procession of Southern Arizona firefighters, U.S. Forest Service personnel and hotshot crews were among those accompanying the body of William "Billy" Warneke to his final resting place Wednesday.