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  • More than 300 firefighters converge on Tucson to share ideas at fire conference

    More than 300 firefighters converge on Tucson to share ideas at fire conference

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 8:35 PM EST2016-11-30 01:35:47 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The conference will cover a variety of topics and workshops such as fire in a warming climate, restoring fire as a tool in forest management and how to manage fire suppression in a time of dwindling budgets.

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    The conference will cover a variety of topics and workshops such as fire in a warming climate, restoring fire as a tool in forest management and how to manage fire suppression in a time of dwindling budgets.

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  • Park, trail dedicated to 19 fallen Arizona firefighters

    Park, trail dedicated to 19 fallen Arizona firefighters

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 7:48 AM EST2016-11-29 12:48:02 GMT
    Tuesday, November 29 2016 6:51 PM EST2016-11-29 23:51:37 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A rugged section of brush-covered hills where 19 Arizona firefighters were killed in a 2013 wildfire was dedicated as a new state memorial park Tuesday. 

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    A rugged section of brush-covered hills where 19 Arizona firefighters were killed in a 2013 wildfire was dedicated as a new state memorial park Tuesday. 

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  • Ranchers hope border security under Trump leads to fewer wildfires

    Ranchers hope border security under Trump leads to fewer wildfires

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 12:17 AM EST2016-11-22 05:17:00 GMT
    Tuesday, November 22 2016 1:00 AM EST2016-11-22 06:00:06 GMT
    One cattle rancher said there's been five fires on his property near the Arizona-Mexico border in 2016. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)One cattle rancher said there's been five fires on his property near the Arizona-Mexico border in 2016. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    As the election of Donald Trump heats up the focus on border security, some ranchers along the Arizona-Mexico border are hoping the president-elect’s efforts will help snuff out wildfires sparked by illegal border crossers.

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    As the election of Donald Trump heats up the focus on border security, some ranchers along the Arizona-Mexico border are hoping the president-elect’s efforts will help snuff out wildfires sparked by illegal border crossers.

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  • Grandfather of Granite Mountain hotshot hopes NASA fire shelters can save lives

    Grandfather of Granite Mountain hotshot hopes NASA fire shelters can save lives

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 11:54 PM EDT2016-07-14 03:54:06 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 12:30 AM EDT2016-07-14 04:30:07 GMT
    NASA is working on new emergency fire shelters for wildland firefighters. (Source: U.S. Forest Service/Ian Grob)NASA is working on new emergency fire shelters for wildland firefighters. (Source: U.S. Forest Service/Ian Grob)

    The third anniversary of the Yarnell Hill Fire just passed, where we lost 19 brave hotshots. Now NASA is releasing images as they experiment with new emergency fire shelters for wildland firefighters. 

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    The third anniversary of the Yarnell Hill Fire just passed, where we lost 19 brave hotshots. Now NASA is releasing images as they experiment with new emergency fire shelters for wildland firefighters. 

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  • ‘Fire whirl’ forced crews in Cedar Fire to deploy emergency shelters

    ‘Fire whirl’ forced crews in Cedar Fire to deploy emergency shelters

    Sunday, July 3 2016 4:30 PM EDT2016-07-03 20:30:25 GMT
    Sunday, July 3 2016 4:30 PM EDT2016-07-03 20:30:24 GMT

    A fire whirl is a spinning vortex column of ascending hot air and gases rising from a fire and carrying aloft smoke, debris, and flame. 

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    A fire whirl is a spinning vortex column of ascending hot air and gases rising from a fire and carrying aloft smoke, debris, and flame. 

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  • Drones interfering with firefighting efforts at wildfires

    Drones interfering with firefighting efforts at wildfires

    Saturday, July 2 2016 12:47 AM EDT2016-07-02 04:47:13 GMT
    Saturday, July 2 2016 9:54 AM EDT2016-07-02 13:54:27 GMT

    Drones have interfered with at least 12 tankers and helicopters fighting wildfires across the Western United States in the last two months. "Utah's had two or three.   

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    Drones have interfered with at least 12 tankers and helicopters fighting wildfires across the Western United States in the last two months. "Utah's had two or three.   

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  • 3 years later, Arizona honors fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots

    3 years later, Arizona honors fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots

    Thursday, June 30 2016 2:18 PM EDT2016-06-30 18:18:42 GMT
    Thursday, June 30 2016 8:30 PM EDT2016-07-01 00:30:24 GMT
    19 Granite Mountain hotshots died June 30, 2013, trying to save Yarnell from an erratic wildfire. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)19 Granite Mountain hotshots died June 30, 2013, trying to save Yarnell from an erratic wildfire. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Flags across the state are flying at half-staff in honor of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Thursday marks three years since 19 members of the elite firefighting team were killed battling one of the state's most devastating wildfires.

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    Flags across the state are flying at half-staff in honor of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Thursday marks three years since 19 members of the elite firefighting team were killed battling one of the state's most devastating wildfires.

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  • 6 firefighters had to deploy emergency shelters after sudden change in Cedar Fire

    6 firefighters had to deploy emergency shelters after sudden change in Cedar Fire

    Tuesday, June 28 2016 10:17 PM EDT2016-06-29 02:17:19 GMT
    Wednesday, June 29 2016 7:55 PM EDT2016-06-29 23:55:19 GMT
    File photo of the Cedar Fire. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)File photo of the Cedar Fire. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Six firefighters were transported to the hospital after getting hurt while battling the Cedar Fire near Show Low on Tuesday.

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    Six firefighters were transported to the hospital after getting hurt while battling the Cedar Fire near Show Low on Tuesday.

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  • WATCH: Behind-the-lines video gives firsthand look at fighting the Cedar Fire

    WATCH: Behind-the-lines video gives firsthand look at fighting the Cedar Fire

    Thursday, June 23 2016 2:16 PM EDT2016-06-23 18:16:51 GMT
    Thursday, June 23 2016 3:05 PM EDT2016-06-23 19:05:46 GMT
    (Source: Mark Pieper)(Source: Mark Pieper)

    It's a view of a wildfire we don't often see: a first-hand view of the flames from behind the fire lines. Missoula smokejumper Mark Pieper shot and edited the video of firefighting efforts at the Cedar Fire burning near Show Low. 

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    It's a view of a wildfire we don't often see: a first-hand view of the flames from behind the fire lines. Missoula smokejumper Mark Pieper shot and edited the video of firefighting efforts at the Cedar Fire burning near Show Low. 

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  • No drones! Fire crews say drones are hindering efforts near Cedar Fire

    No drones! Fire crews say drones are hindering efforts near Cedar Fire

    Thursday, June 23 2016 1:11 PM EDT2016-06-23 17:11:10 GMT
    Thursday, June 23 2016 1:46 PM EDT2016-06-23 17:46:20 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The Cedar Fire burning near Show Low has now grown to 45,176 acres. It is 24 percent contained. But the latest problem in the area? Drones! Fire crews say drones flying in the area are hindering firefighting efforts. 

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    The Cedar Fire burning near Show Low has now grown to 45,176 acres. It is 24 percent contained. But the latest problem in the area? Drones! Fire crews say drones flying in the area are hindering firefighting efforts. 

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  • APS donates $229,000 to Granite Mountain Hotshots memorial

    APS donates $229,000 to Granite Mountain Hotshots memorial

    Thursday, June 23 2016 12:12 PM EDT2016-06-23 16:12:11 GMT
    Thursday, June 23 2016 12:12 PM EDT2016-06-23 16:12:11 GMT
    (Source: Twitter)(Source: Twitter)

    Arizona Public Service has donated $229,000 to a memorial honoring the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The contribution from Arizona Public Service will be used for construction costs at Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park and plaques honoring the 19 firefighters who were killed while battling a June 2013 wildfire in Yarnell. 

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    Arizona Public Service has donated $229,000 to a memorial honoring the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The contribution from Arizona Public Service will be used for construction costs at Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park and plaques honoring the 19 firefighters who were killed while battling a June 2013 wildfire in Yarnell. 

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  • New book offers intimate look into lives of Yarnell 19

    New book offers intimate look into lives of Yarnell 19

    Monday, May 2 2016 10:09 PM EDT2016-05-03 02:09:07 GMT
    Monday, May 2 2016 10:17 PM EDT2016-05-03 02:17:51 GMT
    “The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and one of the deadliest days in American Firefighting,” is written by New York Times Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos.  (Source: Fernanda Santos via Facebook)“The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and one of the deadliest days in American Firefighting,” is written by New York Times Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos. (Source: Fernanda Santos via Facebook)

    "The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting," was written by New York Times Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos. Santos covered the fire for the Times and said it’s a story she fell in love with from the beginning -- despite the horrible outcome -- because of the people involved.

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    "The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting," was written by New York Times Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos. Santos covered the fire for the Times and said it’s a story she fell in love with from the beginning -- despite the horrible outcome -- because of the people involved.

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  • Monsoon Links: Stay safe during severe weather

    Monsoon Links: Stay safe during severe weather

    Find out how you can get the latest severe weather alerts to your mobile phone and e-mail, along with links to rain totals in your backyard, safety tips for when floods, thunderstorms, and dust storms hit, plus where to send you own pictures and video of the monsoon.

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    Find out how you can get the latest severe weather alerts to your mobile phone and e-mail, along with links to rain totals in your backyard, safety tips for when floods, thunderstorms, and dust storms hit, plus where to send you own pictures and video of the monsoon.

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  • You know the mountains, now how far are they

    You know the mountains, now how far are they

    Monday, July 13 2015 4:43 PM EDT2015-07-13 20:43:35 GMT
    Saturday, December 19 2015 7:07 PM EST2015-12-20 00:07:04 GMT
    Mountain ranges are important when dealing with the geography of Arizona and the diverse weather of the state. Kevin Jeanes wrote an article informing you the names of all the mountain ranges in southern Arizona, now I am going to let you know how far they are from Tucson.More >>
    Mountain ranges are important when dealing with the geography of Arizona and the diverse weather of the state. Kevin Jeanes wrote an article informing you the names of all the mountain ranges in southern Arizona, now I am going to let you know how far they are from Tucson.More >>
  • Interactive Wildfire Map

    Interactive Wildfire Map

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 7:13 PM EDT2015-08-19 23:13:38 GMT
    Wednesday, August 19 2015 7:13 PM EDT2015-08-19 23:13:37 GMT
    image: USDA Forest Serviceimage: USDA Forest Service
    Get an interactive glimpse of all of the large wildfires across the U.S. and Canada by clicking this link to the U.S. Forest Service page. You'll see the same map you see below. Scroll your mouse over the numbers to get the name, and click to get more info.More >>
    Get an interactive glimpse of all of the large wildfires across the U.S. and Canada by clicking this link to the U.S. Forest Service page. You'll see the same map you see below. Scroll your mouse over the numbers to get the name, and click to get more info.More >>
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