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NASA researchers tested more than 200 material combinations before settling on the best for prototype fire shelters, here being tested in Canadian forest fire. More field tests, of the next generation of shelter, are expected this summer.

Spurred on by firefighter deaths in the 2013 Yarnell Hill blaze, a team at NASA is working to use spacecraft heat-shield technology for fire shelters. Read more»

Today marks a solemn anniversary for the state of Arizona, as we remember the 19 brave men who gave their lives at Yarnell Hill two years ago. Read more» 1

A pyrocumulonimbus cloud erupts over Yarnell at the exact moment when the Granite Mountain Hotshots were deploying their fire shelters.

Arizona will pay a total of $670,000 to the families of the 19 elite firefighters killed in the country's deadliest wildfire in 80 years and has agreed to reform the way it fights wildfires, state officials said Read more»

American Red Cross volunteer Marty Martindale comforts Yarnell resident Gene Criner in the aftermath of last year’s blaze, that killed firefighters and caused extensive damage. Volunteers and donations played a large role in helping the town rebuild and heal.

Not all the houses have been rebuilt. Not all the people have moved back home and not all the damage has been repaired. But one year after the town of Yarnell was hit by what would become the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history, residents say the town is steadily pulling itself back together. Read more»

The Yarnell Hill Fire, burning a day after 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed in the blaze.

One must give the Real Estate Industrial Complex credit for chutzpah. It will not go down with a whimper, but with a bang. And many fires. Or rather, Arizona. The elites behind the growth machine will be long gone, safely behind their gates and walls in more hospitable climes. Read more»

Investigators on July 3 inspect the location where the Granite Mountain Hotshots were entrapped by flames four days earlier.

The families of 12 of the Granite Mountain Hotshots killed June 30 in the Yarnell Hill Fire have filed notice of claims with the city of Prescott, Central Yavapai County Fire District, the Arizona Forestry Division, Yavapai County and four fire commanders seeking $237.5 million in damages. Read more»

"There's usually a chain of events — things that happened that shouldn't have happened" — that contribute to fatal wildfire incidents, said a retired wildfire investigator. Another firefighter, the former chief in Yarnell, called a recent state report on the death of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots a "big cover-up." Read more»

American Red Cross volunteer Marty Martindale gives some encouragement to Yarnell resident Gene Criner, one of scores who lost homes in the wildfire that killed 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters on June 30.

The Small Business Administration announced Friday it will offer disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to help counter the damage of the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 firefighters in June. Read more»

Rosemont Copper's Cathy Arnold, Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin Read more»

Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer Read more»

Two months after his 26-year-old son was killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, Dave Turbyfill is left with more questions than answers, and is suspicious that private contractors dominating the wildfire business don’t want to knock down fires too fast and, therefore, miss out on big paydays. Read more»

A pyrocumulonimbus cloud erupts over Yarnell at the exact moment when the Granite Mountain Hotshots were deploying their fire shelters.

Increasing evidence reveals that reasons far from supernatural contributed to the tragic deaths of 19 of the 20 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Dispatch logs show the wildland firefighting crew should not have been deployed to fight the Yarnell Hill Fire. Read more» 2

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, Republican Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin, Sunnyside Governing Board member Buck Crouch, talk show host Emil Franzi, Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham. Read more»

Northern Arizona reporter Jeff Demand, Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. Read more»

American Red Cross volunteer Marty Martindale provides some encouragement to Yarnell resident Gene Criner, one of scores who lost homes in the wildfire that killed 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters on June 30.

Residents of Yarnell said Monday that they were never really depending on help from the federal government, and vowed to continue rebuilding their community after a request for disaster aid was rejected Friday. Read more»

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