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Arizona Fire

New Videos Show Fight To Beat Blaze That Killed 19 Firefighters

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Newly released video chronicling the battle against an Arizona blaze that killed 19 elit...

'I Told Them Daddy Had An Accident' | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

On June 30, 2013, 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed battling a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona. ...

'Hotshot' Firefighter's Widow In Benefits Battle With City

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business

The widow of one of the 19 "hotshot" firefighters who died in an Arizona wildfire in late June is being denied lifetime benefits by the city of Presco...

How Did The Deadly Arizona Blaze Begin?

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green

PHOENIX (AP) — A new report shows an Arizona wildfire that began with a lightning strike and caused little immediate concern because of its remote l...

Amid Arizona Fire's Ruins: A Miracle

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 07.12.2013 | Good News

-- Amid the devastation of one of the worst wildfires in U.S. history that took the lives of 19 firefighters and destroyed dozens of homes, Larry and...

Deadly Arizona Fire Now Fully Contained

AP | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters in the country's highest such toll in decades is contained. Th...

Yarnell Wildfire Appears To Be Burning Out

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

By Brad Poole Phoenix, Ariz., July 4 (Reuters) - An Arizona wildfire that left 19 firefighters dead as it swept over rugged mountainou...

The Moral Matters

Christopher Holshek | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Americans are a rarity in the world in that they identify themselves not by human categorization but by an idea forged 237 years ago in the Declaration of Independence. A state of mind as much as a state of being is what enables the United States to be the premier nation of nations.

Arizona Firefighter Who Built Hotshots Died Trying To Protect Crew

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Eric Marsh built the Granite Mountain Hotshots from nothing – and died trying to protect the crew that friends say const...

When Firefighters Fall, Fire Chaplains Stand

Religion News Service | ADELLE M. BANKS | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion

(RNS) As friends and families reel from the news that 19 elite firefighters died battling an Arizona wildfire Sunday (June 30), the work of some of th...

Monsoon Threatens Fire Containment

AP | By JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green

YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) — The wildfire that killed 19 firefighters came at the start of Arizona's monsoon season — a weather phenomenon that brings li...

WATCH: Time-Lapse Of Deadly Arizona Fire Spreading

Posted 07.01.2013 | Green

The terrifying spread of the deadly Yarnell Hill fire still raging near Yarnell, Ariz. is captured in this smoky time-lapse video clip recorded by a l...

19 Firefighters Die While Battling Arizona Wildfire

AP | FELICIA FONSECA and HANNAH DREIER | Posted 08.30.2013 | Green

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — In a heartbreaking sight, a long line of vans from a coroner's office carried the bodies of 19 elite firefighters out of the t...

Man Incarcerated 40 Years Over Fire To Be Released

AP | Posted 04.01.2013 | Crime

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A man who has spent more than four decades in prison for a Tucson hotel fire that killed 29 people, including some who jumped from wi...

Arizona Wildfire Blame Game Continues

Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

By Tim Gaynor PALOMINAS, Ariz -- Two Arizona wildfires that have scorched a quarter-million acres combined and destroyed dozens of homes just n...

Multiple Fires Burning Throughout CO, NM & AZ

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 08.17.2011 | Denver

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The wind kicked up as predicted Friday and temperatures soared around the West as firefighters toiled to keep more homes, dr...

How the West Was Lost: The American West in Flames

Chip Ward | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green
Chip Ward

The harbingers of a warming planet vary across the American landscape. In the Gulf states, it's monster hurricanes. In the Midwest, swarms of tornadoes. In the East it's those killer heat waves and blizzards. But in the West, we just burn.

Raton Fire Triples In Size, Crosses Border Into Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.14.2011 | Denver

The fire blazing through Raton, New Mexico has tripled in size overnight and has crossed the border into Colorado, Tuesday morning. The Huffington ...

Arizona Wildfire Spreads, Health Conditions Worsen

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.11.2011 | Green

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — An eye-stinging, throat-burning haze of smoke spewing from a gigantic wildfire in eastern Arizona is beginning to stretc...

Arizona Wildfire Heads To Another State

AP | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) -- A massive wildfire in eastern Arizona that has claimed more than 30 homes and forced nearly than 10,000 people to evacuat...

Is Your Community Ready For Wildfire Season?

Posted 08.08.2011 | Impact

The massive wildfire raging across eastern Arizona is a vivid reminder of how suddenly and rapidly fires can erupt and take over this time of year. As...

Arizona Wildfire Could Cause Blackouts In New Mexico And Texas

AP | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) -- Fire crews worked through the night to protect several Arizona mountain communities from a growing forest fire that has f...

Arizona Wildfire Now Larger Than Phoenix

AP/The Huffington Post | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) -- A raging forest fire in eastern Arizona has scorched an area larger than the size of Phoenix, threatening thousands of re...

Firefighters From Around The Country Help Battle Arizona Wildfires

Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

No one would characterize the massive Arizona wildfire as good news, but the tragic, ongoing disaster has prompted firefighters from across the countr...

Thousands Of Firefighters Battle Arizona Wildfire, Communities Forced To Evacuate

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green

GREER, Ariz. -- More than 2,000 firefighters from several states battled a 287-square-mile wildfire in eastern Arizona that forced the evacuation of m...