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Arizona Wildfire

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...

Crews Making Progress Against Arizona Wildfire

AP | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green

VERNON, Ariz. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire in eastern Arizona's White Mountains continued making headway with successful burnout operations to r...

Wind Sends Arizona Wildfire Past Containment Lines

AP | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

VERNON, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in eastern Arizona's White Mountains grew by about a square mile on Sunday, but the expansion followed successful bu...

Families Sue Over 2013 Wildfire That Killed 19 Firefighters

Reuters | David Schwartz | Posted 08.26.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX, June 26 (Reuters) - The families of a dozen of the 19 elite Arizona firefighters killed last year in the nation's worst wildfire in eight d...

Arizona Wildfire Growing As Firefighters Scramble To Contain Blaze

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters say a wildfire burning through forested hillsides in a scenic northern Arizona canyon could dramatically expand...

Many Residents Flee Arizona Towns As Fire Grows

AP | FELICIA FONSECA and ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 05.22.2014 | Green

KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) — As smoke billowed over their homes, residents threatened by a growing Arizona wildfire filled their vehicles with clot...

Last Words Revealed In Arizona Blaze That Killed 19 Firefighters

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Faced by roaring flames driven at his team by gale-force winds and seeing no way out, th...

State Agency Blamed For Firefighter Deaths

AP | By BOB CHRISTIE and FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona commission linked the state's Forestry Division to the deaths last summer of 19 wild land firefighters, issuing the ruling...

Mayor Embroiled In Controversy To Learn His Fate

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

By FELICIA FONSECA, The ASSOCIATED PRESS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- An Arizona mayor who angered families of 19 firefighters by saying not all are entitle...

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...

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...

Brewer Praises Response To Tragedy

AP | FELICIA FONSECA and BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — On a day filled with speeches from dignitaries including the vice president, the words of the lone survivor of a fire c...

Thousands To Pay Final Tribute To Fallen Arizona Firemen

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX, July 9 (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners, including firefighters from around the country and U.S. Vice Presiden...

Deadly Wildfire Nearly Contained As Another Flares Up

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

By David Schwartz and Timothy Pratt PHOENIX/LAS VEGAS, July 5 (Reuters) - Even as crews in central Arizona made progress on Friday tow...

Biden To Attend Arizona Firefighter Memorial Service

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will travel to a memorial in Arizona for the 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire. ...

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 Angels of Arizona Have Shown Us the Way

Neale Donald Walsch | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Neale Donald Walsch

They knew going in that it was an extremely dangerous job, and that they could lose their lives. That is the extraordinary thing. They knew going in. ...

Westboro Baptist Church Vows To Picket Funerals Of Fallen Arizona Firefighters

Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion

In a move that is growing increasingly less shocking, the controversial Westboro Baptist Church -- known for its strident anti-homosexuality position ...

To Serve Society

Robert Reich | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Shared values are the essence of a society. They fuel not only acts of valor, such as those of the 19 young firefighters in Arizona, but they also motivate people to become teachers and social workers, police officers and soldiers, librarians and city councilors.

From Wildfire: The Next Generation of Heroes

David Helvarg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
David Helvarg

The outcome of the next major global conflicts, for clean energy, potable water, arable soil and healthy seas could be the real game changer for society. It's going to be a rough transition to a sustainable blue planet for ten billion people if we even make it.

Investigation Probes Why 19 Firefighters Were Killed In Arizona Blaze

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH, MICHAEL R. BLOOD and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Shortly before flames engulfed his comrades, the Hotshot firefighters' lookout radioed his team that the blaze had shifted dir...

D-Backs Honor Fallen Firefighters

AP | Posted 07.02.2013 | Sports

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks will wear a memorial patch on their uniforms for the remainder of the season to honor the 19 firefighters killed w...

Residents Remember Arizona Firefighters

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green

PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- More than 1,000 people turned out Monday to a Prescott gymnasium to honor the bravery and sacrifice of 19 Hotshot firefighters who ...

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...

Line of Fire

Randall Amster | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Randall Amster

Living in Arizona for nearly two decades, and for more than half of that time in the central highlands region around Prescott, has presented innumerab...