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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.

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.

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.

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.

Yarnell Fire 100% Contained

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

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.

Wildfire on Mount Lemmon Burns 200 Acres

Blaze possibly caused by lightning Sunday evening continues to grow on site of Aspen Fire of decade ago.

Prescott in Mourning: 19 Firefighters Killed

1,000 jam auditorium for memorial; tears, eulogies, prayers, moment of silence mark Sunday's tragedy.

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