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Yarnell Hill Fire

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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Funding political campaigns one of many issues facing lawmakers

PHOENIX — Not everything lawmakers will face this session revolves around how to divide up the limited dollars available. They also will be taking up some matters of policy.

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State Forestry Division hit with $559,000 fine for Yarnell fire actions

PHOENIX — The state Industrial Commission voted Wednesday to impose the maximum permissible $559,000 penalty on the state Forestry Division after the deaths in June of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.

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13 hotshots' kin don't qualify for benefits - yet

13 hotshots' kin don't qualify for benefits - yet

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13 hotshots' kin don't qualify for benefits - yet

13 hotshots' kin don't qualify for benefits - yet

PRESCOTT - Some of the firefighters killed in an Arizona wildfire were classified as seasonal employees with the city of Prescott, so their families don't qualify for full survivors' benefits.

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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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State Briefs

3 kids die as minivan driven by teen crashes

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Brewer: Official spoke prematurely on fire deaths

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday that the deputy state forester spoke out of turn when he expressed his view that the head of the Granite Mountain Hotshots was at least partly responsible for his own death and that of 18 of his colleagues.

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Site where 19 hotshots died was unforgiving

YARNELL - The location is a basin surrounded on three sides by charred, boulder-strewn mountains. Blackened cacti appear as though they melted in the flames. Rocks the size of pickup trucks are perched precariously on the steep hillsides. An American flag flaps in the wind near a Granite Mou…

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Utah event honors hotshot Thurston, killed in AZ blaze

Utah event honors hotshot Thurston, killed in AZ blaze

Firefighters and residents gathered with family and friends in Cedar City, Utah, this weekend to honor Joe Thurston, who was among 19 firefighters killed while battling a wildfire near Prescott last month.

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Families of 19 firemen will get at least $328,000

Families of 19 firemen will get at least $328,000

This photo combination made with undated family photos provided via the city of Prescott shows the 19 firefighters killed while battling an out-of-control wildfire in Yarnell on June 30. Top row, from left: Andrew Sterling Ashcraft, Robert Caldwell, Travis Carter, Dustin James DeFord, Chris …

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Families of 19 firemen will get at least $328,000

Families of 19 firemen will get at least $328,000

Families of 19 Arizona firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire will receive lump-sum payments of at least $328,000.

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Fundraiser is Friday for family of Hotshot firefighter William Warneke

A fundraiser for the family of a firefighter who died in in the Yarnell Fire near Prescott is set for Friday at Culver's restaurant on the northwest side.

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Winds precluded air tanker help in Yarnell

PHOENIX - A wildfire that began with a lightning strike and caused little immediate concern because of its remote location and small size quickly blazed into an inferno, leading officials to rapidly order more resources in the hours before flames killed 19 members of an elite hotshot crew, a…

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Yarnell deaths lend urgency to DC talks on forest thinning In DC, voices rise for more efforts on wildfire prevention

Today the 8,400 acres that burned in Central Arizona's Yarnell Hill fire in which 19 firefighters died look like a moonscape. Gone are chaparral, scrub oak, evergreen trees and shrubs that adorned that landscape. In their place are caked ash and soot.

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Arizona breweries to honor hotshots

Several Tucson breweries are joining a statewide effort to create a beer in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot crew members killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire

July 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Marana's hotshot hero goes to his resting place

Marana's hotshot hero goes to his resting place

A procession of Southern Arizona firefighters, U.S. Forest Service personnel and hotshot crews were among those accompanying the body of William "Billy" Warneke to his final resting place Wednesday.

July 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Marana's hotshot hero goes to his resting place

Marana's hotshot hero goes to his resting place

About 1,000 mourners lined the way as a Prescott Fire Department fire engine bears the remains of William Warneke.

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