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The Monument Fire burns south of Sierra Vista on June 12.

Fire officials have ended investigations into the sources of last summer's Horseshoe 2 and Monument fires that burned more than 250,000 acres in Southeastern Arizona with no clear determination of how they began. Read more»

Kevin Rudd, Tombstone’s public works project manager, points to damage from a recent flood in Miller Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains. Rudd has been working to repair damage to aqueducts in Miller and Carr canyons that carry water to Tombstone.

This summer's Monument Fire ripped through Carr and Miller canyons in the Huachuca Mountains, and subsequent landslides wreaked havoc on Tombstone's water lifelines. The town too tough too die had only two aqueducts, and they both ran dry. Read more»

The federal government declared the Chiricahua leopard frog a threatened species in 2002 after drought, disease, habitat destruction and non-native species reduced its population to a vulnerable size.

Chiricahua leopard frogs saved from flooding after the Monument Fire near Sierra Vista have been moved to a lush, indoor riparian habitat at Glendale Community College, complete with a waterfall, pool and a host of bugs. Read more»

Gov. Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency for the city of Tombstone, releasing money to help repair the city's water system in the wake of the Monument Fire. Read more» 1

Areas in red have a greater than 80 percent chance of a mudslide if the area is hit by a five-year, 30-minute rainfall, or 1 to 1.4 inches of rain in a half-hour period, according to new estimates.

The intensity of the Monument Fire and the steeply sloped area where it occurred make mudslides there very likely during Arizona’s monsoon season, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Read more»

Victims of recent wildfires will have the opportunity to learn more about potential financial and restoration assistance Wednesday in Sierra Vista and on Thursday in Eager. Read more»

The Monument Fire burns about 9:15 p.m. on June 15, seen from about 5 miles away.

The Small Business Administration could rule in a matter of days on a disaster-relief request for Apache and Cochise counties in the wake of wildfires that recently scorched Arizona. Read more»

The Monument Fire, soon after its start on June 12.

Anyone with knowledge about the start of the Monument Fire south of Sierra Vista should contact the Coronado National Forest, authorities said. Read more»

The Monument Fire is now 92 percent contained, and rain fell on much of the fire area, authorities said Wednesday morning. Read more»

An engine crew watches for spot fires during burnout operations Tuesday.

The Monument Fire is now 90 percent contained, and has "low growth potential," authorities said Monday night. While smoke and flames are possible in the Carr Canyon area, "most of the fire area is showing little to no fire activity." Read more»

An engine crew watches for spot fires during burnout operations Tuesday.

The Monument Fire is now 85 percent contained, and has "low growth potential," authorities said Monday. While smoke and flames are possible in the Carr Canyon area, "most of the fire area is showing little to no fire activity." Read more»

An engine crew watches for spot fires during burnout operations Tuesday.

The Monument Fire is now 75 percent contained, and fire operations are "winding down," authorities said Saturday night. "Most of the fire area showed little or no fire activity." Read more»

A water drop in Carr Canyon.

Updated: After fire crews completed a controlled burn west of evacuated neighborhoods, the remaining residents were allowed to return to their homes. The Monument Fire remains 64 percent contained, and fire activity is "expected to be minimal" Saturday. Read more»

An engine crew watches for spot fires during burnout operations Tuesday.

After successful controlled burns, the Monument Fire remains 59 percent contained, authorities said. State Route 92 was reopened, and the permit requirement for residents reentering evacuation areas was lifted. Burnouts will continue Thursday night west of S.R. 92. Read more»

A burnout conducted Tuesday night.

After successful controlled burns, the Monument Fire is now 59 percent contained, authorities said. The mandatory evacuation zone was reduced, and pre-evacuation orders were lifted. Thursday will be a "key day" in fighting the fire. Read more»

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