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Forest project to benefit Mount Graham red squirrels

Forest project to benefit Mount Graham red squirrels

Work will help cut wildfire risk, improve habitat.

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Fire restrictions to be lifted at forests, parks

Fire restrictions to be lifted at forests, parks

Abundant monsoon rains have led to fire restrictions being lifted.

July 10, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Timeline: Notable Arizona wildfires

Timeline: Notable Arizona wildfires

An interactive timeline of the largest, most destructive or otherwise notable wildfires in recent Arizona history. 

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Related
NW Fire to disband hotshot crew

NW Fire to disband hotshot crew

The Ironwood Hotshots crew will be disbanded after this year's wildfire season, Northwest Fire District confirmed today.

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In Oracle tinderbox, fire boss sleeps "with one eye open"

In Oracle tinderbox, fire boss sleeps "with one eye open"

Full-out preparation for fire season may not be enough in a year when winter disappeared.

February 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fire season underway already in Southern Arizona

Fire season underway already in Southern Arizona

A fire-weather watch will be in effect this afternoon in the Coronado National Forest and other areas because of “contiguous areas of flammable fuels,” high temperatures, single-digit relative humidity and windy conditions, officials said.

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Dry winter brings wildfire fears in S. Arizona

The warm, dry winter — with a lack of normal rain and snowfall — has primed Southeastern Arizona for potentially widespread wildfires this year, say national forest and parks officials.

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Yarnell fire survivor: Coming home was 'worst feeling ever'

Yarnell fire survivor: Coming home was 'worst feeling ever'

Brendan McDonough says he went numb after learning his 19 fellow hotshots had died in the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30.

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Yarnell fire survivor: Coming home was 'worst feeling ever'

Yarnell fire survivor: Coming home was 'worst feeling ever'

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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Deadly fire a reminder to reassess insurance

Deadly fire a reminder to reassess insurance

The Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott killed 19 firefighters and destroyed more than 100 homes. Experts say such disasters should give other homeowners the impetus to make sure their homeowner policies are up to date.

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Deadly fire a reminder to reassess insurance

Deadly fire a reminder to reassess insurance

PHOENIX - Industry experts consider the Yarnell Hill Fire a wake-up call for insurance preparations.

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Wildfire in Catalinas grows to 240 acres; highway open

Wildfire in Catalinas grows to 240 acres; highway open

The lightning-caused Prison Fire, west of milepost 8 on Catalina Highway in the Santa Catalina Mountains, started Sunday night and has burned about 240 acres. The highway is open, but motorists are asked to avoid the area.

July 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Wildfire in Catalinas grows to 240 acres; highway open

Wildfire in Catalinas grows to 240 acres; highway open

A fire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains that started Sunday night has charred about 240 acres.

July 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Photos: Colorado widfire rages

Photos: Colorado widfire rages

A massive wildfire threatening a tourist region in southwestern Colorado has grown to nearly 60 square miles, but officials said Saturday that the erratic blaze had slowed and they were optimistic they could protect the town of South Fork. There are 12 wildfires burning in Colorado that have…

June 22, 2013 3:16 pm Photos

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Fire restrictions start Wednesday in most forests

Most of Arizona's national forests will impose fire restrictions for the Memorial Day weekend as the state enters the long, dry period before monsoon moisture arrives in early July and the potential for wildfires increases.

May 21, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Timeline: Notable Arizona wildfires

Timeline: Notable Arizona wildfires

Here are some of the largest, most destructive or otherwise notable wildfires in recent Arizona history. 

May 14, 2013 12:00 am

Fort Huachuca planning prescribed burns

Fort Huachuca is planning two prescribed burns on Thursday in Garden Canyon.

February 27, 2013 1:33 pmLoading…

Forest-fire risk in SE Ariz. is above average, experts say

Southeastern Arizona forests are facing an above-normal threat of wildfires in the coming months - unless we see lots more of the rainy weather we've had recently, officials warn.

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Forest Service now tries to tamp out every flame

ALBUQUERQUE — If lightning strikes in the New Mexico wilderness and starts a fire, the blaze would normally be little more than a blip on the radar of land managers who have earned a reputation for letting flames burn to keep forested lands from growing into a tangled mess.

August 17, 2012 4:39 pmLoading…

Colo. wildfire that destroyed 350 homes, killed 2 is fully contained

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The most destructive wildfire in Colorado history has been fully contained less than three weeks after it erupted.

July 10, 2012 9:04 pmLoading…

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