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Arizona State Forestry Division

File photo of a wildfire. (Photo by Robyn Beck Getty Images)

Report: Ariz. Wildfire Grew Quickly, Was Erratic

A new report shows an Arizona wildfire that began with a lightning strike and caused little immediate concern because of its remote location and small size quickly grew into an inferno, leading officials to rapidly order more resources in the hours before the flames killed 19 members of an elite Hotshot crew.


File photo of a wildfire. (Photo by Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Unknown How Crew Became Trapped In Wildfire That Killed 19 Firefighters

A sudden wind storm turned an Arizona forest fire into an out-of-control inferno that trapped and killed 19 people, including members of an elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation’s fiercest wildfires. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11.


File photo of smoke from a fire. (Photo by Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Fire In Ariz. Prompts Evacuation Of 50 Homes

A one square-mile wildfire burning in a central Arizona community has led to the evacuation of 120 homes that are threatened by the blaze.