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40,000-Acre Wildfire Slows, But More Winds Expected to Drive It Anew

Wind gusts to 35 mph coming in Thursday could spread Sawmill Fire near Sonoita.

Winds Stoke Wildfire; Officials Estimate Up to 20K Acres

300 firefighters battle fire on state and national forest land south of Green Valley.

Search On For Suspect in Mount Lemmon Fire

Molino Fire burned 50 acres before being subdued.

Wildfire on Mount Lemmon Contained at 50 Acres

'Molino Fire' in brush, grassland led to closure of Mount Lemmon road.

Forest Service Gets OK to Seek Seasonal Firefighters, Despite Federal Hiring Freeze

The Forest Service has cut back on non-fire-related personnel.

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.

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