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…
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.
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.
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.
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.