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Metro Week: Fire Season Underway, Prep Began Months Ago

lookouts watch for smoke, districts help residents create "defensible space."

Father of Perished Hotshot Aims to Improve Fire Shelters

David Turbyfill's 27-year-old son Travis died battling Yarnell Fire; says he doesn't want his son to have died in vain.

AZ Week: Year Since Yarnell Fire, 'Support's Been Overwhelming'

Town slowly recovers from deaths of 19 firefighters, property destruction, hopes to see community thrive anew.

Lookouts at Forefront of Fire Spotting

Mac Tippins will spend 4-5 months on duty in Mt. Lemmon's Lemmon Rock Lookout.

Families of 12 Hotshots Accuse Public Agencies of Negligence

A wrongful death suit was filed this week alleging state mishandled Yarnell Hill Fire.

Luis Carrión has an update on the aftermath of the recent rains and Fires.

Oak Fire Smoke Visible South of Tucson

Has burned 3,784 acres since it began June 17; expected to grow until monsoon rains hit.

State Faces Lawsuit Over Yarnell Fire

Dozens of people say Arizona failed miserably in its management of wildfire that killed 19 Hotshots.

Slide Fire Leaves Flood Risks in Area

Experts say runoff, erosion could occur at higher rate than normal during future storms.

Construction for 19 Hotshots Memorial in Prescott Begins

Each firefighter killed in Yarnell Hill Fire will have a plot, bronze grave marker at local cemetery.

When Wildfires Break Out, Smoke Jumpers First on Call

Jeff Davis, 77, spent nine fire seasons north of the Gila Natl. Forest chasing smoke; they put out fire, not with water but using tools such as shovels.

Strict New Fire Restrictions for Southern AZ

Most federal lands in region will be affected; all campfires, wood and portable stoves prohibited.

Tougher Campfire, Smoking Restrictions for Southeastern AZ

These will take effect Thursday amid threats of wildfires in area; Coronado Natl. Forest, Saguaro Natl. Park among those implementing them.

Oak Creek Canyon Evacuation Order Lifted

Slide Fire began May 20, burnt about 33 sq. miles forcing many residents to leave the area; containment at 55%.

Slide Fire 45% Contained, Has Burnt 32 Sq Miles

An area between the park and a subdivision north of Oak Creek Canyon remains under a mandatory evacuation order.

Firefighting helicopter above the Slide Fire in northern Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon.

UPDATE: Northern AZ Blaze Grows in Size, Containment at 35%

Firefighter crews are expecting strong winds tomorrow, but say worst is behind them; they've burn a ring all the way around fire to contain.

UPDATE: Slide Fire Now 25-Square Miles, 25% Contained

Blaze was 21 square miles as of Sunday morning; firefighters building 3 miles of protection lines.

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