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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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Fine sought in Arizona firefighters' deaths

Fine sought in Arizona firefighters' deaths

PHOENIX — Arizona's workplace safety agency on Wednesday recommended that the state Forestry Division pay a nearly $560,000 fine in the deaths of 19 firefighters. The citations proposed by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health say forestry officials managing the Yarnell Hil…

December 04, 2013 1:32 pm Related Loading…

Brewer seeks reconsideration of Yarnell disaster aid

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer asked President Obama on Wednesday to overrule a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the Yarnell Hill Fire does not qualify as a disaster.

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Arizona hotshot survivor: “Why wasn’t I there with them?”

Arizona hotshot survivor: “Why wasn’t I there with them?”

PHOENIX — The surviving member of a firefighting crew that lost 19 members to the Yarnell Hill Fire says he was devastated and went “numb” after learning that men he considered his brothers were dead, and he wonders why he alone was spared.

August 07, 2013 10:39 am Related Loading…
Brewer to greet Obama today; no finger-wagging anticipated

Brewer to greet Obama today; no finger-wagging anticipated

PHOENIX - The last time Jan Brewer greeted Barack Obama at the airport, it didn't exactly go so well.

August 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

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July 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

PHOENIX - Rescue personnel who arrived on the scene where 19 firefighters died last month battling a ferocious blaze found sheer devastation described as a "moonscape" after an inferno so intense that only the metal part of one chain saw was found, according to records obtained by The Associ…

July 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

In this file photo, State forest officials examine the site where 19 firefighters died in a wildfire. As the fire grew out of control, the firefighters were trapped in a bowl surrounded by hills.

July 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Mourners in Marana say goodbye to fallen firefighter

Mourners in Marana say goodbye to fallen firefighter

Mourners gathered in Marana this afternoon to say farewell to William "Billy" Warneke, one of 19 firefighters killed last month battling a wildfire near Prescott.

July 10, 2013 3:28 pm Photos

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Arizona wildfire survivor: ‘Bless my hot shot crew’

Arizona wildfire survivor: ‘Bless my hot shot crew’

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — On a day filled with speeches from dignitaries including the vice president, the words of the lone survivor of a fire crew overrun by flames resonated deepest in an arena packed with firefighters from around the nation.

July 09, 2013 9:47 am Photos

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Investigators converge on Arizona to probe deadly wildfire

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Investigators from across the U.S. poured into the mountain town of Yarnell on Tuesday to figure out why 19 elite firefighters perished in an out-of-control wildfire and whether human error played a role in the tragedy.

July 02, 2013 1:18 pmLoading…

A listing of deadly wildfire incidents

A look at some of the deadliest tragedies that have claimed the lives of wildland firefighters, including the 19 killed Sunday in an Arizona blaze:

July 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama statement on Yarnell fire tragedy

This morning the White House released this statement by the President on the wildfire in Arizona:

July 01, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

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.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

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