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Arizona wildfire

Flowers, American flags and mementos adorn the outside fence of Station 7 on July 3, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Officials: Erratic Wildfire Cut Off Hotshot Crew’s Access To Safety Zone

An erratic wildfire driven by ferocious and shifting winds curled around the location of a team of Arizona Hotshot firefighters, cutting off their access to a safety zone and creating a death trap that quickly consumed them, two fire officials confirmed Friday based on a map of how the tragedy unfolded compiled by The Associated Press.

07/05/2013

Greg Danielson of Prescott looks over the makeshift memorial outside of Station 7 on July 3, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

‘This Is Our Super Bowl’: Prescott To Celebrate Independence Day In Wake Of Deadly Wildfire

Prescott town leaders honoring the deaths of 19 hometown firefighters are retooling the over-the-top celebration that has long made this Old West town the place to be on Independence Day.

07/04/2013

A woman looks at smoke from the Yarnell fire near a roadblock on the road to Yarnell, Ariz., on July 1, 2013. (credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly Arizona Wildfire Now 8 Percent Contained

Fire officials say the Arizona wildfire that claimed the lives of 19 firefighters is 8 percent contained.

07/02/2013