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Still no containment of Coronado National Forest wildfire

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The human-caused Brown Fire was burning northwest of Sierra Vista, said Heidi Schewel of the Coronado National Forest Fire Department. More>>

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AZ wildfires spark restrictions on national forests

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Campfire and smoking restrictions will take effect at 8 a.m. on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests. More>>

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Wildfire official: Fisher Fire is 90 percent contained Video included

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The fire was at 145 acres Monday afternoon and was human caused, according to fire officials. More>>

APS readies for AZ wildfires, summer heat

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Arizona Public Service reassured customers Thursday that it's prepared to meet customer demand as summer heat and wildfires loom. More>>

AZ firefighters' widows file additional claims

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The families of two Granite Mountain Hotshots' are seeking additional death benefits from a state retirement system for public safety workers. More>>

Training helps residents spot AZ wildfire activity

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Authorities in northern Arizona are offering to teach residents how to spot wildfire activity. More>>

Firefighter: We could have put out Yarnell Hill Fire on Day One

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A former Yarnell volunteer firefighter said it was possible to put out the deadliest wildfire in more than three decades, when it was still just a wisp of smoke. More>>

Bill granting immunity for negligence passes

The Yarnell Hill Fire took the lives of 19 firefighters on June 30, 2013. The Yarnell Hill Fire took the lives of 19 firefighters on June 30, 2013.
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An Arizona Senate committee has approved a bill that would grant the state immunity from lawsuits similar to those filed after last year's deadly Yarnell Hill Fire. More>>

Ironwood Hotshots to be disbanded

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The Northwest Fire District said today that it will disband the Ironwood Hotshots at the end of the fire season. More>>

House approves Yarnell Hill memorial site plan

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The Arizona House of Representatives has passed a bill setting aside $500,000 to create a memorial site honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire last year. More>>

RAW: Wildfire growing near Prescott

The 20-acre Doce Fire is forcing mandatory evacuations for homeowners in the Granite Basin area, said U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Mary Zabinski. (6/18/2013) More>>

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Hotshot survivor of Yarnell Hill Fire takes new job

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Brendan McDonough now works for the Boise, Idaho-based Wildland Firefighters Foundation. More>>

Prescott denies claims from Yarnell Hill Fire

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Ninety-one property owners filed claims and 17 additional claims were filed by relatives of Granite Mountain Hotshots who died on June 30. More>>

Operation to aid Yarnell residents winding down

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A facility that has provided provide assistance for Yarnell residents who lost homes and belongings in a deadly wildfire last summer is preparing to close. More>>

Claims from Yarnell Hill Fire seek $662 million

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More than 100 damage claims seeking a total of $662 million have been filed by property owners and relatives of firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill fire. More>>

Arizona contests citations in firefighter deaths

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Arizona's Forestry Division is contesting citations and fines the state workplace safety agency issued for the June deaths of 19 firefighters. More>>

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Newly released photos of Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots show the brave firefighters in the days and hours before they perished fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. More>>

Arizona agency to issue report in Hotshots deaths

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The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health will present its findings Wednesday to the state Industrial Commission. More>>

WI man raises $50K to buy new equipment lost in Yarnell fire

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A Wisconsin man hosted a fundraiser and collected nearly $50,000 for new fire fighting equipment lost in the Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 firefighters on June 30, 2013. More>>

Fallen Hotshot's football jersey to be retired

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One of the fallen Prescott Hotshots will be honored tonight at his old school. More>>

Family of AZ firefighters await report on deaths

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As authorities prepare to release the investigative report into the deaths of 19 firefighters, the men's families are grappling with how much more they want to know. More>>

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Following the money: Where are donations to hotshots' families?

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So many people didn't hesitate to reach into their wallets on word of the heartbreaking tragedy in Yarnell. Millions of dollars have been collected so far.
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Witnesses to Yarnell Hill Fire break silence

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The Granite Mountain Hotshots were not alone on the mountain the day they died. Two hikers spoke to them and took photographs, hours before the hotshots died. More>>

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An Glen Isla woman is thanking the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter for a sifter that helped her locate her most prized possession lost in the Yarnell Hill Fire - her mother's wedding ring that she has had since 1962. More>>

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Yarnell Hill Fire: Man feeds 6,000 in wake of tragedy Video included

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Dustin Moscato headed to Yarnell thinking that his small group would be able to feed 200 people. But once they got there they successfully served 6,000 grateful people in need. More>>

First building permit issued for Yarnell rebuild

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Efforts to rebuild the more 100 Yarnell homes destroyed June 30 during a deadly wildfire have recorded an initial milestone. More>>

AZ legislators ask Obama to reconsider fire aid

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Key Arizona legislators are asking President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's denial of the state's request for federal disaster relief for Yarnell for the Yavapai County community's wildfire damage. More>>

Yarnell Hill Fire: Firefighters survived initial wildfire surge

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The Granite Mountain Hot Shots survived the initial explosion that caused the Yarnell Hill Wildfire to expand so rapidly. More>>

Fire crews give CBS 5 look at helicopter coordination center

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The air tankers initially fighting this fire have been diverted to New Mexico. But that's not necessarily a bad thing because at this stage, what's needed most are the helicopters that make more precise drops of water. More>>

CBS 5 News gets up-close look at Doce Fire damage

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On Friday morning, fire crews took the media on a tour of an area that the fire has already ripped through. The area is called Sundown Acres. More>>

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Nineteen firefighters were killed in a fast-moving wildfire in the central Arizona town of Yarnell on June 30. More>>

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How you can help victims of Yarnell Hill Fire

Xtreme Apparel's Yarnell Hill Fire commemorative T-shirt. (Source: CBS 5 News) Xtreme Apparel's Yarnell Hill Fire commemorative T-shirt. (Source: CBS 5 News)
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Here are some of the ways you can help the victims and their families. More>>

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It's a spot that's been on the hearts and minds of many in Arizona and around the world. More>>

Yarnell Hill Fire: Wildfire firefighters battling flames and emotion Video included

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On the first tour of some of the destruction near Yarnell, you get an idea of how firefighters are balancing the emotions of losing 19 of their own, while also working to put out the blaze.

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Records: DPS paramedic reported firefighter deaths Video included

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An Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter paramedic was calm and straightforward as he radioed in the first confirmation that 19 firefighters were dead in a fire northwest of Phoenix. More>>

Yarnell Hill Fire: Wildland Firefighter Foundation helps families

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Vicki Minor, a 2008 CNN Hero, created the Wildland Firefighter Foundation to provide emergency funds and long-term assistance to families who often have nowhere else to turn. More>>

Yarnell Hill Fire: Planes called just before fire deaths

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Commanders asked for six retardant-dropping airplanes less than an hour before 19 Arizona firefighters died last month in a sign of how dire the situation became before the crew was engulfed in flames. More>>

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DPS has released reports of the radio conversations when authorities discovered the 19 members of the Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots had died in the Yarnell Hill Fire. More>>

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Firefighters are battling a new wildfire that has triggered the evacuation of a trailer park in the community of Kearny in Pinal County. More>>

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Firefighters came from across the country and joined family and friends for an emotional tribute to the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in the Yarnell Hill Fire More>>

Yarnell Hill Fire: Wyoming Hotshots raise over $8K for AZ families

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The Wyoming Hotshots have raised over $8,000 to help the families of the 19 firefighters killed at the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona. More>>

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Viewers send photos of the procession home for the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots. More>>

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A somber caravan of 19 white hearses carrying the bodies of 19 wildland firefighters has arrived at its final destination in the Arizona mountain community of Prescott. More>>

McCain says deadly Arizona wildfire highlights need Video included

Sen. Jeff Flake (left) and Sen. John McCain at a news conference Friday at Prescott High School (Source: CBS 5 News) Sen. Jeff Flake (left) and Sen. John McCain at a news conference Friday at Prescott High School (Source: CBS 5 News)
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In a joint news conference with fellow Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake in Prescott, Sen. John McCain criticized a decrease in the availability of large air tankers and federal automatic budget cuts. More>>

Yarnell Hill Fire: Wildfire cut off Hotshots' access to safety zone

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An erratic wildfire curled around the location of a team of Arizona Hotshot firefighters, cutting off their access to a nearby safety zone and creating a death trap. More>>

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The fire commander is concerned how effective air power will be fighting the wildfire if winds exceed 30 mph on Thursday. More>>

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Many businesses in Prescott are displaying their support and gratitude to the firefighters who lost their life while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire. More>>

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More than five days after lightning sparked the Yarnell Hill Fire, U.S. Forestry officials finally allowed a tour of some of the damage. More>>

Photographer captures amazing images of Prescott community

A photographer captures some amazing images coming out of Prescott as the community tries to heal.  (07/04/2013) More>>

Yarnell Hill Fire: Scholarship fund for fallen firefighters' families Video included

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Yavapai College is creating a scholarship fund for the children and spouses of the 19 firefighters who died battling the wildfire in Yarnell. More>>

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Time-lapse video taken from Congress, AZ, on Sunday night by Matt Oss of Matt Oss Photography. More>>

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A YouTube video posted Tuesday by "David B." pays tribute to the 19 firefighters who lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill Fire. More>>

PHOTO TRIBUTE

We keep alive the memories of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot crew members who perished in the Yarnell Hill Fire on Sunday with our tribute page. More>>

How wildfire shelters work Video included

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When firefighters suit up to take on wildfires around the nation, there is one item they don't leave behind: It's called a fire shelter. More>>

Leave your thoughts for families impacted by Yarnell Hill Fire Video included

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Leave your thoughts and support for the families who lost a loved one tonight in Yarnell. More>>

As fires rage, feds cut funding on prevention

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The federal government is spending less and less on preventing wildfires even as the nation endures increasingly destructive blazes. More>>

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CBS 5 News has team coverage from the wildfire in Prescott National Forest. More>>

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