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AZ WEEK: Fire Burns, Benefits Southern Arizona

Arizona Week explores various consequences of summer wildfires

Lightning-Caused Fire Near Catalina State Park Grows

Buster Mountain Fire visible from NW Tucson, but not near any buildings

Southwest Ranchers Find Benefits in Wildfire

Burnings helps groups fight back shrubs and bushes on grasslands where livestock feed

'Lives Are Different' Two Years After Yarnell Wildfire Tragedy

Remembering 19 members of Granite Mountain Hotshots crew who were killed in blaze.

Wildfire Managers Turn Focus to Prevention

After years of record-breaking conflagrations, calmer season brings a break.

UPDATE: Kearny Wildfire Burns 3 Homes, at 1,100 Acres

Up to 400 households threeatened along baks of dry Gila River; FEMA funding OK'd.

3/20/12

Latino, Black Firefighters at Higher Risk of Cancer

Data from from largest cancer registry in U.S.

On the ground at the Wallow Fire in Arizona, May 2011

Arizona Fire Season Looks Bad, But Not Worst in West

El Niño weather makes Pacific Northwest and California more susceptible to fire.

Oak Creek Canyon Cell Phone 'Dead Zone' May Come to End

Winding route through Northern Arizona gorge left travelers unable to report fire last year.

Smoke from Oak Tree Fire (center right) drifts to east. This aerial view is from the south with State Route 83 on left side.

Brush, Grassland Fire Near Sonoita 90% Contained

Human-caused blaze burns 2,023 acres near Highway 83, but no threat to structures.

Smoke from Oak Tree Fire (center right) drifts to east. This aerial view is from the south with State Route 83 on left side.

Sonoita Fire 50% Contained; 'Growth Potential Low'

At 2,023 acres, human-caused blaze burning east of Highway 83, no threat to structures.

Land Managers: Be Fire Wise for Holiday

Memorial Day weekend coincides with start of wildfire season.

Flames from a wildfire burn close to a structure

Arizona Wildfire Season is Late; Still Coming and May Be Bad

Desert regions could face worst fires because of growing vegetation, followed by dryness.

An April 29, 2015 controlled burn near Redington Pass in the Coronado National Forest.

Forest Managers Light Fires Now to Prevent Big Blazes Later

Prescribed burns help clear dead vegetation, which fuels fires; healthy growth another result.

'Fire does have a role in natural landscapes.' - Coronado National Forest Spokesperson Heidi Schewel

Southern Arizona Fire Season Could Be Short But Severe

Spring storm systems are delaying start, but dry fuels are still abundant

Forest Service: Early season fire on Mt. Lemmon was a 'wake-up call'

Agency says it's ready for wildfire season

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