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A fire commander explains how firefighters have determined the Carpenter Fire is now 15 percent contained.

Wildfire Prompts Hundreds To Flee Homes

Fire officials say a raging wildfire has prompted evacuations of over 500 people and left a thick blanket of smoke over the Las Vegas area.

07/07/2013

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

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

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

45 Percent Containment On Deadly Ariz. Fire

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 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

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 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.

07/01/2013

File photo of Gov. Jan Brewer. (credit: Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Gov. Brewer: ‘This Is As Dark A Day I Can Remember’

An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation’s fiercest wildfires was overtaken by an out-of-control blaze in Arizona, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields.

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

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