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Mount Lemmon Ski Valley, north of Tucson, in January 2012.

Snow Pack Not Likely Enough to Minimize Wildfire Season

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

Yarnell Wrongful Death Suit on Hold for Talks

Both sides seek mediation, hinting that settlement possible in claim over 19 firefighters' deaths.

Buffelgrass is an invader species

A War On Grass

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

Committee Says State Should Buy Land for Yarnell Memorial

Spot where 19 firefghters died in 2013 surrounded by private property and currently closed to public.

Sierra Vista Planning Controlled Burns East of City

Notice to those who see smoke: the fires are planned

Arizona Inmates Help with Fire Response

Crews made up of state prisoners were dispatched to more than 160 incidents, including wildfires.

Experts: Fewer Trees May Result in Healthier Forests

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

Controlled Burns in Catalinas Part of Forest Thinning Operation

About 20 acres of wood will burn on Mount Bigelow, Spencer Canyon in next few days; will be visible from Tucson, Coronado Natl. Forest says.

Proposal Introduced to Fund Wildfire Suppression Costs

Forest Service has had to borrow money from its fire prevention programs to put out blazes this year; McCain, 2 others want that changed.

Some Southern AZ Fire Restrictions to Be Lifted Friday

A dry, warm winter led to a complete ban of fires starting in May; public should still be careful, officials say.

Fire Restrictions in Southern AZ Remain Despite Monsoon Storms

Coronado Natl. Forest is still engaged in stage two, meaning all types of fires are prohibited.

Prescott Appeals Retirement Benefits for Hotshot Family

Andrew Ashcraft was among 13 firefighters killed in Yarnell fire who weren't classified as permanent employees.

Fire Near Show Low 15% Contained

Firefighters have completed burnout operations in White Mountains.

Prescott Marks Death Anniversary of 19 Hotshots

City will hold a ceremony outside Yavapai County courthouse today; families will gather privately at cemetery.

UPDATE: White Mountains Fire Grows Due to Burnout Operations

San Juan wildfire flames are not spreading, it is 5 percent contained, according to officials.

Metro Week: Fire Season Underway, Prep Began Months Ago

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

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