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.
To honor the memory of the 19 Arizona wildlands firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire, 10 members of the Ironwood Hotshots will raise funds by running in a special event in Sunday’s Tucson Marathon.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters found that the men ceased radio communication for a half hour before they were killed in a wildfire blaze. The report did not assign blame, and some family members say that reluctance could put othe…
On Wednesday, William "Billy" Warneke's remains will be transported to Marana for an outdoor service. If you would like to follow along, here is the relevant information:
Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot William Warneke had barely made a dent in the remodel of a mobile home he and his wife, Roxanne, recently purchased on four acres on a dirt road in Avra Valley when he was called to fight the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott.
A benefit concert for the families of the 19 firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Hill Fire in central Arizona will take place at the Fox Tucson Theatre Sunday evening.
YARNELL - Hundreds of firefighters battling a blaze outside the mountain town of Yarnell came off the line Wednesday to salute a procession of fire vehicles that had been left by 19 elite hotshot crew members killed in the line of duty.
Several firefighters from the Tucson area are in Prescott and Yarnell lending assistance in the aftermath of Sunday's mass casualties.
The University of Arizona on Tuesday confirmed one of the firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Fire was an alumnus.
A home in the rustic old town of Yarnell goes up in flames. Fire officials said as many as half the town's 500 homes were lost in the lightning-caused wildfire. The fire started Friday and picked up momentum Sunday as the area experienced high temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions.
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.