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Arizona Wildfires

WATCH: Lone Survivor Of Arizona Fire Opens Up

Posted 08.07.2013 | Green

On June 30, 19 men were killed as out-of-control wildfires swept across an Arizona mountainside. They were all part of the Granite City Hotshots firef...

After Disaster, Obama Officials Deny Cuts Affected Fire Response

AP | SHAQUILLE BREWSTER | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials say the automatic budget cuts called "sequestration" have not yet affected the government's ability to fi...

Biden Salutes Fallen Firefighters

AP | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — Vice President Joe Biden says the 19 Arizona firefighters killed in a wildfire were men of "uncommon valor" who rushed ...

Arizona Town Honors Fallen Firefighters During Fourth Of July Celebration

AP | By HANNAH DREIER | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — They remembered the Fourth, but also the 19. At Bistro St. Michael on Whiskey Row in this old West town, 19 ca...

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...

How To Help Families Of 19 Fallen Arizona Firefighters

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact

They were young, brave “Hotshots,” nicknamed for their courage and ability to battle some of the nation’s fiercest fires. The deaths of thes...

Wildfire Near Historic Mining Town Nearly Triples In Size

AP | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green

CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — Strong wind gusts will likely keep spreading a wildfire that has grown to nearly 10 square miles and prompted the evacuatio...

Firefighters Struggle To Contain Arizona Blaze

AP | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green

CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — High winds increased the acreage of a northern Arizona wildfire Tuesday, but also blew flames away from an historic mining ...

Cousins Plead Guilty To Starting State's Largest Wildfire

AP | By FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Two cousins charged with accidentally causing the largest wildfire in Arizona history pleaded guilty Tuesday to a pair of misdemea...

McCain Says Report Vindicates Claim On Border Fires

AP | Felicia Fonseca | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

By FELICIA FONSECA, ASSOCIATED PRESS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A study by Congress' investigative arm shows investigators have linked 30 fires that erupt...

Cousins Charged With Starting Arizona Wildfire Appear In Court

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Two cousins have been banned from national forest land while they await trial on charges that they accidentally caused the la...

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...

McCain Faces Angry Backlash Over Controversial Remarks

Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain says he's "puzzled" that there's a controversy surrounding remarks he made suggesting illegal immigrants were responsi...

John McCain Faces Backlash Over Controversial Remarks On Arizona Wildfires

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — It always comes back to illegal immigration in Arizona -– even when the state is on fire. Sen. John McCain on Monday defe...

John McCain Blames Arizona Wildfires On Immigrants

Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

John McCain (R-AZ) says undocumented immigrants are to blame for the massive wildfires that have ravaged Arizona. "There is substantial evidence th...

AZ Fire Burns 500K Acres, CO Raton Fire Burning 6K Acres

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 08.14.2011 | Denver

LUNA, N.M. — An enormous wildfire in eastern Arizona is poised to become the largest in state history, as firefighters on Tuesday tried to keep ...

Fight Against Arizona's Monster Fire Moves To New Mexico

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 08.13.2011 | Denver

LUNA, N.M. — Crews battling a massive wildfire in eastern Arizona for two weeks shifted their focus Monday to New Mexico, where they lit fires t...

Watch: Arizona Wildfires Continue To Burn

Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

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WATCH: Arizona Wildfires Threaten Border Towns

Posted 08.08.2011 | Green

Correction - In the clip above, the fire is stated to be burning over 389 acres. The correct figure is 389,000 acres....

AZ FIRES: Thousands Evacuated, Nearly 500 Sq. Miles Burned

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 08.08.2011 | Denver

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. — A raging forest fire in eastern Arizona that already forced thousands from their homes headed Wednesday for a pair of tra...

Arizona Wildfires Force Evacuation Of Another Town

AP/The Huffington Post | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) -- Stiff winds whipped up a gigantic blaze in the mountains of eastern Arizona on Monday, forcing the evacuation of a third ...

UPDATE: AZ Fire 2nd Largest In State History; Smoke In CO

The Huffington Post/AP | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.06.2011 | Denver

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) -- A ferocious wildfire that has driven thousands from their homes in eastern Arizona grew to 486 square miles Tuesday and s...

2 Massive Fires Burn In AZ, Smoke Visible In CO

AP | Posted 08.05.2011 | Denver

TUCSON, Ariz. — Crews on Saturday worked to protect several small Arizona communities from two large wildfires by clearing away brush near homes...