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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

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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

File photo of fire truck. (Credit: Trixie Textor/Getty Images)

Police: Man Dead After Fire Interrupted Burglary

Police in Las Vegas say a man found dead in the trunk of a car after firefighters doused a blaze in his house was killed after interrupting a burglary.

02/06/2013

(photo: Smith/KXNT/CBS-Las Vegas)

Downtown Fire Takes The Life Of Las Vegas Woman

A woman has died shortly after firefighters rescued her from the bathtub of a burning apartment just north of downtown Las Vegas.

08/31/2012

Credit: Getty Images

Firefighters Rescue 4 Window Washers From 35th Floor At Vdara

Firefighters have rescued four window washers stranded outside the 35th floor of a Las Vegas Strip high-rise hotel.

07/25/2012

Credit: Channel 13 Action News

Firefighters Battle Fire, Wind on Mt. Charleston

Firefighters are hoping to quell a wildfire in steep terrain on Mount Charleston before gusty winds sweep through the Las Vegas area.

06/25/2012

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