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Yarnell Fire

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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Firefighters to run for fallen comrades

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.

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Radio problems cited in deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters

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…

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Local hotshot Warneke to be buried in Marana

Local hotshot Warneke to be buried in Marana

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:

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Hotshot firefighter William Warneke's widow gets help remodeling home

Hotshot firefighter William Warneke's widow gets help remodeling home

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.

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Update: Fox Theatre will host benefit concert for firefighters

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.

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Fire crews take time to honor The 19

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.

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Tucson-area firefighters step in to help in Prescott area

Several firefighters from the Tucson area are in Prescott and Yarnell lending assistance in the aftermath of Sunday's mass casualties.

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Firefighter killed battling Yarnell Fire was UA graduate

Firefighter killed battling Yarnell Fire was UA graduate

The University of Arizona on Tuesday confirmed one of the firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Fire was an alumnus.

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19 firefighters killed in Prescott-area blaze

19 firefighters killed in Prescott-area blaze

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.

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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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