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Fire Crews Dwindle, Utilities Return To Ariz. Town

There are more signs of progress in the fight against the Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters near the town of Yarnell.

07/05/2013

A member of the Boy Scouts of America plays a bugle tribute as the colors are posted at a candlelight vigil in honor of the 19 fallen firefighters at Prescott High School on July 2, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona. 19 Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew firefighters died battling a fast-moving wildfire near Yarnell, AZ on Sunday. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tuesday Memorial Service For Ariz. Hotshots

Hundreds of firefighters battling a blaze outside the mountain town of Yarnell came off the line Wednesday to salute a procession of fire vehicles that had been left by 19 elite Hotshot crew members killed in the line of duty.

07/03/2013

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

Travis Johnson and Janet Collins observe a memorial set up outside of Station 7 on July 1, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona. 19 firefighters based out of Station 7 died battling a fast-moving wildfire near Yarnell, AZ on Sunday. Station 7 has been the home of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew since 2010. GMIHC is a national resource that responds to wildland and all risk incidents in the Prescott Basin. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hotshots Killed In Ariz. Fire Remembered, Mourned

Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. Here are the stories of some of those who died.

07/01/2013

A sign reading 'Heroes' is displayed on a fence outside of Station 7 on July 1, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona. 19 firefighters based out of Station 7 died battling a fast-moving wildfire near Yarnell, AZ on Sunday. Station 7 has been the home of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew since 2010. GMIHC is a national resource that responds to wildland and all risk incidents in the Prescott Basin. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Emergency Fire Shelters – The Last Chance For Survival

When things go from bad to really bad for wildland firefighters, their last best hope rests with a folded emergency fire shelter they all carry wherever they go.

07/01/2013

File photo of a wildfire. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Hearts Heavy As Firefighters Battle Blazes In N.M.

The burdens of a relentless heat wave and persistent drought started to give way Monday to cooler temperatures and a little bit of rain as hundreds of firefighters tried to rein in a pair of unruly blazes burning through New Mexico’s tinder-dry forests.

07/01/2013

File photo of a wildfire. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

19 Firefighters Die Battling Ariz. Wildfire

Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 30 years.

06/30/2013

(File photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

With Fewer Firefighters, US Preparing For Another Bad Wildfire Year

Despite the slowest start to a wildfire season in a decade, the head of the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday his agency is preparing for another busy year, but with fewer firefighters.

03/12/2013

File photo of fire truck. (photo: Trevor Smith/KXNT/CBS Las Vegas)

Child Playing With Matches Starts Fire

Clark County investigators say a 9-year-old playing with matches started a house fire that caused $25,000 in damage over the weekend.

03/11/2013

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Crews Rescue Man Who Fell Down Shaft At Tropicana

Firefighters say it took more than 20 people to rescue a 70-year-old man who fell 20 feet down a ventilation shaft at the Tropicana casino in Las Vegas.

02/27/2013

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