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As Fire Season Approaches, Yarnell Tragedy Examined

"For all of the sort of graphic and horrible qualities of the fire that made it so compelling to the general public, I don't think it taught the fire community anything," argues Stephen Pyne, fire historian at ASU.

Yarnell Fire: Communications Blackout Just Before Deaths

Radio issues cited in investigative report into blaze that killed 19 hotshot crew members near Prescott.

AZ Grassland Faces Threats from Mesquite Trees, Woody Plants

These plants were not present in the landscape traditionally, continue to spread.

Monsoons Cut Fire Season Short; Longer Outlook Grim

100,000 acres burned in AZ this year, but heavy winter rains, snow needed to lessen future danger.

FEMA Rejects AZ Appeal for Fed Assistance in Yarnell

'A declaration was reasonable, justified for nation's deadliest fire in 80 years,' Gov. Brewer says.

AZ Politicians Protest Federal Decision on Yarnell Aid

Governor, House speaker take to Phoenix airwaves to express anger at rejection of disaster declaration for fire.

Law Changes May Ensure Hotshot Families Survivor Benefits

AZ house speaker drafting a retroactive legislation; mother of one of 19 firefighters having a news conference in Prescott Wed.

Access to Yarnell Fire Site Starts Tuesday

Today will be the first time media is able to observe the site where 19 Prescott Hotshots were killed while battling the blaze.

Brewing to Aid 19 Hotshots' Families

Arizona breweries making a special beer in honor of the Yarnell Fire fallen, all proceeds going to charity.

Yarnell Fire 100% Contained

U.S. Forest Service said the blaze that killed 19 Prescott firefighters ceased late Wednesday night.

'19 Heroes, Gone at the Turn of the Wind,' Gov. Brewer Eulogizes

VP Joe Biden: 'All men are created equal, but then a few became firefighters.'

Yarnell Residents Expected to Return Home Monday

Nearly 130 homes, structures were destroyed; 19 firefighters died in the deadly fire.

Fire Blocked Safety Zone, Trapping Firefighters, Officials Confirm

19 died when wind-blown fire changed directions, curled around where they were building line near Yarnell.

Nearly 130 Homes, Structures Destroyed in Yarnell Fire

Earlier estimates ranged from 50 to 250, officials obtained better number after getting a closer look at the scene.

Mt. Lemmon Blaze Grows Slowly, to 280 Acres

50% contained, but flareups reported when high winds hit area near Molino Basin overnight Tuesday.

Deadly Wildfire Continues Out of Control

Blaze that killed 19 firefighters has 'high' potential for growing beyond its 8,400 acres, officials say.

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