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Hundreds fight Slide Fire as it moves toward Flagstaff

KACHINA VILLAGE — A wildfire that started in a scenic canyon snaked toward Flagstaff on Thursday, prompting residents of outlying areas to prepare to flee and blanketing the city in smoke. The human-caused Slide Fire started Tuesday and had burned 7.5 square miles in and around Oak Creek Ca…

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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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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…
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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Arizona wildfire survivor: ‘Bless my hot shot crew’

Arizona wildfire survivor: ‘Bless my hot shot crew’

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — On a day filled with speeches from dignitaries including the vice president, the words of the lone survivor of a fire crew overrun by flames resonated deepest in an arena packed with firefighters from around the nation.

July 09, 2013 9:47 am Photos

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Investigators converge on Arizona to probe deadly wildfire

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Investigators from across the U.S. poured into the mountain town of Yarnell on Tuesday to figure out why 19 elite firefighters perished in an out-of-control wildfire and whether human error played a role in the tragedy.

July 02, 2013 1:18 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.

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