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NAU Study: Some Success In Pine Forests With Managed Wildfires

Moderate-severity fires can restore historical conditions in certain areas.

Grand Canyon Trust Creates Plan for Climate Change

'Southwest right in climate crosshairs ... a hotspot of projected change,' official says.

Will High-Tech Cameras Replace Humans in Mountain Lookouts?

'Old-school' Arizona forest managers resist changeover, preferring human touch.

Fire Officials Warn of Dangers With 4th of July Celebration

Many holiday festivities could spark urban and wild fires if residents are not careful.

Three Years After Yarnell Fire, Sense of Loss Lingers

'Arizona Week' hears from hotshot still mourning his 19 fallen brethren.

Yarnell Anniversary: Hotshot Mourns Loss of 'My Brothers'

Hotshot Brendan McDonough discusses that day and his recovery in aftermath.

Fire Season Off To Slow Start, But Heat Could Cause Pickup

Upcoming heat wave will provide the fuels needed for more wildfires, and monsoons could provide the spark to get them going.

Yarnell Fire 40% Contained and Slowing; Evacuees Return

Hundreds of people back in homes in Yarnell, Peeples Valley; no houses lost.

Forester: 'Active Wildfire Season Has Materialized'

Year-round fire season means 35 fires so far this year, scorching 30,000 acres.

Yarnell Fire at 3,300 Acres; More Residents Evacuated

Fire moving away from populated areas as it continues growing; U.S. 89 closed.

Hundreds Evacuate Yarnell; Wildfire Grows to 1,200 Acres

Town where 19 hotshot firefighters died three years ago fighting a blaze.

Wildfires Have Burned 30,000 Acres in Coronado This Year

Active year has had numerous human-caused fires, which are all preventable, official says.

Wildfire Near Mexican Border Exceeds 8,500 Acres

Crews have half the fire contained; wildlands managers worry about conditions.

Forest Officials: Too Many Unattended Campfires

Crews in Coronado Forest's Catalina District say this is peak fire season.

Study: Wildfire May Double Erosion in Western Watersheds

Flagstaff, other high-altitude areas are 'hot spots' for fire-related soil problems.

Southern Arizona Gets First Hotshot Wildfire Crew

Fort Huachuca-based crew will be the only one in the state south of Phoenix

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