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Buildings weren't burned by Forest Service, judge rules

Buildings weren't burned by Forest Service, judge rules

Two Oracle-area couples claimed their properties were destroyed in a backburn during the Bullock Fire in 2002.

August 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Rosemont pays $551,000 firefighting bill

Rosemont pays $551,000 firefighting bill

2011 wildfire was started by a company employee.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Forest Service fighting new wildfire east of Arivaca

Forest Service fighting new wildfire east of Arivaca

No structures are threatened.

June 26, 2014 9:09 pm Related Loading…
Wildfire northeast of Tucson now 6,000 acres

Wildfire northeast of Tucson now 6,000 acres

Oak Fire being managed to benefit the environment

June 25, 2014 5:53 pmLoading…
Wildfire near Elgin 75% contained

Wildfire near Elgin 75% contained

A wildfire burning near Elgin has grown to about 800 acres, but is 75 percent contained, officials said Thursday.

May 22, 2014 2:25 pmLoading…
Wildfire grows near Sedona, threatens 300 structures

Wildfire grows near Sedona, threatens 300 structures

A wind-whipped wildfire in Oak Creek Canyon near Flagstaff dramatically increased in size Wednesday as it sent up choking plumes of smoke, threatened homes and scuttled Memorial Day weekend plans in the popular hiking and camping area.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Two wildfires burning near Tucson

Two wildfires burning near Tucson

A 200-acre wildfire is burning on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation southwest of Tucson.

May 21, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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Report: Southwest faces increased threat from drought, wildfires and heat

Report: Southwest faces increased threat from drought, wildfires and heat

Temperatures in the Southwest are rising faster compared to those of the U.S. as a whole, a new White House report ion climate shows.

May 06, 2014 10:02 am Related Loading…

Fire east of Tucson nearly contained

The Redington Fire burning east of Tucson was 80 percent contained Monday and burned less acreage than initially estimated.

May 05, 2014 12:46 pmLoading…
Fire east of Tucson 50 percent contained

Fire east of Tucson 50 percent contained

The Redington Fire which has consumed 125 acres since it started Saturday afternoon is now 50 percent contained.

May 04, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Wildfire breaks out in Mule Mountains near Bisbee

A wildfire broke out in the Mule Mountains near Bisbee and state land fire crews, along with firefighters from four other areas were on the scene Thursday night.

April 24, 2014 9:30 pm
Wildfire near Elgin now 65 percent contained

Wildfire near Elgin now 65 percent contained

A fast-moving wildfire ignited by a lightning strike Saturday afternoon on ranch land near Elgin, about 55 miles southeast of Tucson, is now 65 percent contained.

April 20, 2014 12:00 pm
Everything is early this spring, including fire danger

Everything is early this spring, including fire danger

Fire restrictions are a reaction to wildfires across the state

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Progress reported with wildfire near Sierra Vista

Progress is being reported in the fight against a wildfire burning near Sierra Vista in southeastern Arizona. Fire managers report that the Brown Fire in the Huachuca Mountains is now 25 percent contained. That's after low fire behavior Thursday allowed firefighters to strengthen containmen…

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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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Winds expected as crews contain Fisher Fire south of Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.  — Firefighters are anticipating strong gusts as they try to fully contain a wildfire south of Flagstaff near the Canyon Vista Campground.

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In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

The stage is set for wildland fires, but they don't have to start, say land managers.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Senate panel OKs fire immunity for state Land Department

Senate panel OKs fire immunity for state Land Department

PHOENIX — State lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to immunize the Land Department from mistakes and negligence that result in forest fires — even if that means destroyed homes and dead firefighters.

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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…

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