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Arizona Wildfire Season is Late; Still Coming and May Be Bad
Desert regions could face worst fires because of growing vegetation, followed by dryness.
Southern Arizona Fire Season Could Be Short But Severe
Spring storm systems are delaying start, but dry fuels are still abundant
Forest Service: Early season fire on Mt. Lemmon was a 'wake-up call'
Agency says it's ready for wildfire season
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.
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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