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Southern Arizona Fire Season Could Be Short But Severe

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

Wind, Dryness Lead to SE Arizona's First Warning of Season

Weather Service's 'Red Flag' in effect through 8 p.m. Tuesday, could be extended beyond in 5 counties.

Improved Wildland Firefighter's Shelter to Be Tested

Pace of development picked up after 19 Prescott firefighters died in 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire.

Snow Pack Not Likely Enough to Minimize Wildfire Season

Preparations for summer already under way; snow pack not what it should be, experts say.

A War On Grass

Residents in southern Arizona are fighting an invasive, resilient species that threatens the Sonoran Desert way of life.

Experts: Fewer Trees May Result in Healthier Forests

Scientists say this could increase water supplies for people, help environment in Northern Arizona.

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.

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.

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.

AZ Week: Community Remembers Monument Fire Destruction

In June 2011 a fire started burning within the Coronado Natl. Forest, eventually spreading to about 29K acres in Huachuca Mountains.

3,000 Flagstaff Residents Poised to Evacuate; Threat Reduced

Wildfire in Oak Creek Canyon consumes 7,500 acres, stops short of city so far; containment at 5%, officials say.

AZ Week: Public Caution Needed This Fire Season, Officials Say

Park and forest services launch campaign urging people to keep an eye out for what they do outdoors, participate in fire prevention efforts.

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