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Medical examiner confirms IDs of Sedona plane crash victims Video included

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The victims were the pilot, Jonathan McGeary, 22, of Flagstaff; Levi Wallace, 23, of Prescott; Johanna Naber, 18, of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan Canada; and Sabrina Giebelen, 19, of Krefeld, Germany.

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US officials consider logging in Flagstaff area

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Use of cables and helicopters to drag and lift logs from forest slopes are among thinning alternatives under consideration to protect Flagstaff from wildfire and its watershed from flooding.

70-acre Tweeds Fire nearly contained

Tweeds Fire nearly contained Tweeds Fire nearly contained
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The Tweeds Fire started Sunday at 5 p.m. on land under the jurisdiction of the BLM Arizona Strip District/Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.

Crews monitor lightning-caused wildfire south of WS Mountain

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Forest officials said because of the small size and the weather conditions, they're letting the fire burn itself out and are monitoring by air.

Rain leads to Arizona lifting fire restrictions

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State and federal forest officials are lifting fire restrictions in light of recent Arizona monsoon rains.

Senators call for military equipment to fight wildfires

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A bi-partisan group of senators, including Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake, are coming together and asking the Department of Defense to release surplus equipment to fight wildfires.

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Tonto National Forest to lift fire restrictions

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Recent rainfall has officials at Tonto National Forest lifting fire restrictions, starting Friday.

Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

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President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.

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Fire restrictions to be lifted at Grand Canyon

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Monsoon storms have decreased fire dangers in the Grand Canyon and prompted park officials to lift fire restrictions.

State keeping Yarnell Hill Fire secrets, say critics

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A growing number of voices, including family members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, are demanding more transparency from the Arizona Forestry Division.

TIMELINE: 2014 Arizona Wildfires

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Here's a look at the wildfires that have flared up and burned acreage in Arizona this wildfire season, according to the Arizona Interagency Wildfire Prevention.

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Roads around Navajo Nation wildfire reopen

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Firefighters have reopened all roads around a wildfire that has scorched nearly 23 square miles of terrain on the Navajo Nation just east of the Arizona-New Mexico border.

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Wildfire rages as Navajo communities evacuate

A viewer sent these photos on the Navajo Nation. A viewer sent these photos on the Navajo Nation.
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A wildfire that has forced the evacuations of Navajo communities in northwestern New Mexico has grown to more than 19 square miles.

Oak Creek Canyon fire leaves risky flood zone

The Slide Fire began on May 20, 2014. The Slide Fire began on May 20, 2014.
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Forest officials say a risky flood zone has been created in the aftermath of a wildfire that burned around northern Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon.

In honor of the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group is encouraging members of all communities to complete 19 acts of service in the month of June.

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Slide Fire fully contained; cost reaches $10.1 million Video included

Slide Rock State Park reopens in wake of Arizona's Slide Fire Slide Rock State Park reopens in wake of Arizona's Slide Fire
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The human-caused fire, which started May 20 around 4 p.m. in Oak Creek Canyon just north of Slide Rock State Park, blackened 21,227 acres by Wednesday.

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Meeting set for briefing on Oak Creek Canyon

Photo taken about 15 miles south of Sedona on Memorial Day looking at the Slide Fire cloud of smoke illuminated by the sunset. (Source: Bud Ellis) Photo taken about 15 miles south of Sedona on Memorial Day looking at the Slide Fire cloud of smoke illuminated by the sunset. (Source: Bud Ellis)
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Coconino County officials plan a Wednesday evening public meeting in Sedona to brief Oak Creek Canyon residents and business owners on plans to re-enter their properties in the area evacuated because of the Slide Fire.

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Prescott panel approves benefits for Hotshot's family Video included

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A Prescott panel has approved full retirement and survivor benefits for the family of fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot, Andrew Ashcraft.

SLIDESHOW

The Slide Fire is burning on the western slope of Oak Creek Canyon across the creek from Highway 89A.

Prescott cuts Hotshot crew jobs for now

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Prescott officials are eliminating the city's remaining elite firefighter positions that were held by Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire last year.

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