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    Rattlesnake Fire burning near Whiteriver on Fort Apache Indian Reservation is 5% contained

    Rattlesnake Fire burning near Whiteriver on Fort Apache Indian Reservation is 5% contained

    Thursday, April 12 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-04-12 12:11:46 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:21:38 GMT
    The Rattlesnake Fire was discovered Wednesday afternoon about 20 miles southeast of Whiteriver on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. (Source: Inciweb)The Rattlesnake Fire was discovered Wednesday afternoon about 20 miles southeast of Whiteriver on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. (Source: Inciweb)

    The Rattlesnake Fire was discovered Wednesday afternoon about 20 miles southeast of Whiteriver on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Forestry and Wildland Fire Management, Fort Apace Agency (BIA Fort Apache). 

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    The Rattlesnake Fire was discovered Wednesday afternoon about 20 miles southeast of Whiteriver on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Forestry and Wildland Fire Management, Fort Apace Agency (BIA Fort Apache). 

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  • ACTION DAY: Expect strong winds Thursday

    ACTION DAY: Expect strong winds Thursday

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:03:40 GMT

    Our First Alert Weather Team has called for an Action Day on Thursday because of strong winds and a fire weather warning.

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    Our First Alert Weather Team has called for an Action Day on Thursday because of strong winds and a fire weather warning.

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  • UPDATE: Rattlesnake fire grows to 6,271 acres, at 5 percent contained

    UPDATE: Rattlesnake fire grows to 6,271 acres, at 5 percent contained

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:31:53 GMT
    Rattlesnake Fire (Source: Inciweb)Rattlesnake Fire (Source: Inciweb)

    The Rattlesnake Fire continues to burn southeast of Whiteriver, Arizona, on the Fort Apache and San Carlos Apache Indian Reservations and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 is now managing the Rattlesnake Fire.

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    The Rattlesnake Fire continues to burn southeast of Whiteriver, Arizona, on the Fort Apache and San Carlos Apache Indian Reservations and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 is now managing the Rattlesnake Fire.

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  • BREAKING

    Northwest Fire puts out brush fire in Marana

    Northwest Fire puts out brush fire in Marana

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:18:26 GMT
    A small brush fire burned about an acre in Marana Wednesday afternoon, according to a fire department spokesman. (Source: Northwest Fire Department)A small brush fire burned about an acre in Marana Wednesday afternoon, according to a fire department spokesman. (Source: Northwest Fire Department)

    A small brush fire burned about an acre in Marana Wednesday afternoon, according to a fire department spokesman.

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    A small brush fire burned about an acre in Marana Wednesday afternoon, according to a fire department spokesman.

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  • CCSO: Remember - Ready, Set, Go during fire season

    CCSO: Remember - Ready, Set, Go during fire season

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:08:51 GMT

    Arizona is expected to have a dangerous fire season in 2018, and that is evidenced by the number of fires already experienced in the first quarter. Dry conditions exacerbated by wind and hot weather make for the potential of a perfect storm with the effects of a deadly fire. 

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    Arizona is expected to have a dangerous fire season in 2018, and that is evidenced by the number of fires already experienced in the first quarter. Dry conditions exacerbated by wind and hot weather make for the potential of a perfect storm with the effects of a deadly fire. 

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  • CCSO: Man burning yard debris likely started fire that sparked Winona evacuations

    CCSO: Man burning yard debris likely started fire that sparked Winona evacuations

    Monday, April 9 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-04-09 19:36:45 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-04-09 20:39:02 GMT
    The Coconino County sheriff’s deputies arrested Steve Carter, 54, Sunday.  (Source: CCSO and 3TV/CBS 5)The Coconino County sheriff’s deputies arrested Steve Carter, 54, Sunday. (Source: CCSO and 3TV/CBS 5)
    The Coconino County sheriff’s deputies arrested Steve Carter, 54, Sunday.  (Source: CCSO and 3TV/CBS 5)The Coconino County sheriff’s deputies arrested Steve Carter, 54, Sunday. (Source: CCSO and 3TV/CBS 5)

    A man who was burning yard debris might be responsible for the fire that forced dozens of Winona residents to evacuate and destroyed his neighbor’s home. 

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    A man who was burning yard debris might be responsible for the fire that forced dozens of Winona residents to evacuate and destroyed his neighbor’s home. 

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  • UPDATE: Adobe Fire burning near Douglas is 100 percent contained

    UPDATE: Adobe Fire burning near Douglas is 100 percent contained

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-03 03:11:38 GMT
    Adobe fire in Douglas burned more than 300 acres, is 100 percent contained. (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)Adobe fire in Douglas burned more than 300 acres, is 100 percent contained. (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)

    Crews that were fighting the Adobe Fire in Cochise County are reporting that the fire is 100 percent contained.   

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    Crews that were fighting the Adobe Fire in Cochise County are reporting that the fire is 100 percent contained.   

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  • Payson wildfire caused by fireworks now 40 percent contained

    Payson wildfire caused by fireworks now 40 percent contained

    Monday, April 2 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-04-02 13:50:11 GMT
    Monday, April 2 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-04-02 15:21:25 GMT
    U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained. (Source: U.S. National Forest Services)U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained. (Source: U.S. National Forest Services)
    U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained. (Source: U.S. National Forest Services)U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained. (Source: U.S. National Forest Services)

    U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained.

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    U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained.

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  • Prepare for wildfires before it's too late in southern Arizona

    Prepare for wildfires before it's too late in southern Arizona

    Monday, March 26 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-03-26 23:50:51 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Most firefighters will tell you that there's no such thing as a fire season anymore because of dry conditions in Arizona year round, but Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week is an effort to educate folks before the potential for large, destructive fires heats up.

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    Most firefighters will tell you that there's no such thing as a fire season anymore because of dry conditions in Arizona year round, but Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week is an effort to educate folks before the potential for large, destructive fires heats up.

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  • Southern Arizona captain named Fire Officer of the Year

    Southern Arizona captain named Fire Officer of the Year

    Monday, March 26 2018 8:47 AM EDT2018-03-26 12:47:36 GMT
    Source: Rural Metro Fire DepartmentSource: Rural Metro Fire Department

    Rural Metro Fire Department named Captain Richard Duarte as its Fire Officer of the Year for 2018. The announcement was made Sunday evening, March 25, in a news release from Battalion Chief John Walka. Captain Duarte was chosen among a large range and variety from Rural Metro Fire Operations around the country, including Arizona, Oregon, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Missouri. "Captain Duarte was chosen for this prestigious award for his exemplary leadership skills and abilities ...

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    Rural Metro Fire Department named Captain Richard Duarte as its Fire Officer of the Year for 2018. The announcement was made Sunday evening, March 25, in a news release from Battalion Chief John Walka. Captain Duarte was chosen among a large range and variety from Rural Metro Fire Operations around the country, including Arizona, Oregon, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Missouri. |

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  • UPDATE: Woodward Canyon fire near Fort Huachuca at 167 acres

    UPDATE: Woodward Canyon fire near Fort Huachuca at 167 acres

    Friday, March 23 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-03-23 23:37:53 GMT
    (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)

    Five fire crews remained on scene throughout the night working the Woodward Canyon fire. At latest update the fire was at 167 acres burning in a "bowl" of the mountain on Friday, March 23.

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    Five fire crews remained on scene throughout the night working the Woodward Canyon fire. At latest update the fire was at 167 acres burning in a "bowl" of the mountain on Friday, March 23.

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  • Forest Service: Drone crash sparks a wildfire near Flagstaff

    Forest Service: Drone crash sparks a wildfire near Flagstaff

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 8:42 AM EST2018-03-07 13:42:20 GMT
    Wednesday, March 7 2018 8:42 AM EST2018-03-07 13:42:20 GMT
    Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres. (Source: U.S. Forest Services)Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres. (Source: U.S. Forest Services)
    Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres. (Source: U.S. Forest Services)Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres. (Source: U.S. Forest Services)

    Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres.

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    Authorities say a crashed drone sparked a wildfire northwest of Flagstaff that was contained after charring more than 300 acres.

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  • Arizona firefighters use faith to fight mental illness, PTSD

    Arizona firefighters use faith to fight mental illness, PTSD

    Monday, February 26 2018 6:47 PM EST2018-02-26 23:47:18 GMT
    Monday, February 26 2018 9:43 PM EST2018-02-27 02:43:37 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    One can't imagine the pain of seeing what first responders see when they pull up to a car accident, a drowning or a shooting. That's why a group of firefighters is tapping into their faith to help them cope with the trauma.

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    One can't imagine the pain of seeing what first responders see when they pull up to a car accident, a drowning or a shooting. That's why a group of firefighters is tapping into their faith to help them cope with the trauma.

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  • Dry winter sparks governor's wildfire season concerns

    Dry winter sparks governor's wildfire season concerns

    Thursday, February 8 2018 11:31 AM EST2018-02-08 16:31:31 GMT
    Thursday, February 8 2018 1:27 PM EST2018-02-08 18:27:53 GMT

    You don't have to be a meteorologist to know how painfully dry it has been in Phoenix and in the state. Flagstaff has seen the second driest winter in recorded history and no major storms are on the horizon.

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    You don't have to be a meteorologist to know how painfully dry it has been in Phoenix and in the state. Flagstaff has seen the second driest winter in recorded history and no major storms are on the horizon.

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  • Interactive Wildfire Map

    Interactive Wildfire Map

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 7:13 PM EDT2015-08-19 23:13:38 GMT
    Friday, March 2 2018 1:11 PM EST2018-03-02 18:11:08 GMT
    (Source: USDA/US Forest Service)(Source: USDA/US Forest Service)
    (Source: USDA/US Forest Service)(Source: USDA/US Forest Service)

    Get an interactive glimpse of all of the large wildfires across the U.S. and Canada. 

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    Get an interactive glimpse of all of the large wildfires across the U.S. and Canada. 

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  • Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest US

    Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest US

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:34:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:16:44 GMT
    (Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla.(Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla.
    Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.More >>
    Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.More >>
  • String of fires wear on Jackson Co. departments

    String of fires wear on Jackson Co. departments

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-04-17 16:26:00 GMT

    Firefighters in Jackson County battled fires in the area for their fourth day straight and for some departments, their fifth day straight. 

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    Firefighters in Jackson County battled fires in the area for their fourth day straight and for some departments, their fifth day straight. 

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  • Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

    Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

    Monday, April 16 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-16 20:57:57 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:12 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:12:56 GMT
    Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger said Tuesday's forecast represents the most potential for the spread of wildfires in the past 10 years of a database that considers a variety of factors.Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger said Tuesday's forecast represents the most potential for the spread of wildfires in the past 10 years of a database that considers a variety of factors.

    Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions the National Weather Service hasn't seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds.

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    Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions the National Weather Service hasn't seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds.

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  • Former Granite Mountain Hotshot plays best friend in movie about Yarnell Hill Fire

    Former Granite Mountain Hotshot plays best friend in movie about Yarnell Hill Fire

    Friday, October 20 2017 1:07 AM EDT2017-10-20 05:07:39 GMT
    Brandon Bunch might have been with the Granite Mountain Hotshots that fateful June day more than four years ago, but just two weeks earlier, he left the hotshots to tend to his pregnant wife and their family. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 and Black Label Media)Brandon Bunch might have been with the Granite Mountain Hotshots that fateful June day more than four years ago, but just two weeks earlier, he left the hotshots to tend to his pregnant wife and their family. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 and Black Label Media)

    Meet a former member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who, but for a twist of fate, might have died with his team in the devastating Yarnell Hill Fire. Now he's part of the movie that tells their story.

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    Meet a former member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who, but for a twist of fate, might have died with his team in the devastating Yarnell Hill Fire. Now he's part of the movie that tells their story.

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  • Cast, crew and firefighters attend screening of 'Only the Brave' at Tempe Marketplace

    Cast, crew and firefighters attend screening of 'Only the Brave' at Tempe Marketplace

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 8:49 AM EDT2017-10-10 12:49:57 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 5:25 AM EDT2017-10-11 09:25:24 GMT
    Fans came out to Harkins Tempe Marketplace from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to see some of the stars walk the red carpet like Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and James Badge Dale. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Fans came out to Harkins Tempe Marketplace from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to see some of the stars walk the red carpet like Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and James Badge Dale. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Cast and crew members, along with Arizona firefighters and first responders, will be in attendance at Tempe Marketplace for the red carpet screening of "Only the Brave", the Columbia Pictures movie based on the Granite Mountain Hotshots, on Tuesday night.

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    Cast and crew members, along with Arizona firefighters and first responders, will be in attendance at Tempe Marketplace for the red carpet screening of "Only the Brave", the Columbia Pictures movie based on the Granite Mountain Hotshots, on Tuesday night.

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  • 4TH ANNIVERSARY

    Arizona remembers deadly Yarnell Hill Fire as Goodwin Fire burns

    Arizona remembers deadly Yarnell Hill Fire as Goodwin Fire burns

    Thursday, June 29 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-06-29 20:16:48 GMT
    Friday, June 30 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-07-01 01:32:11 GMT
    19 Granite Mountain hotshots died June 30, 2013, trying to save Yarnell from an erratic wildfire. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)19 Granite Mountain hotshots died June 30, 2013, trying to save Yarnell from an erratic wildfire. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Even as hundreds of firefighters battle the massive Goodwin Fire south of Prescott, Arizonans' hearts and minds are looking back four years to those who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire.

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    Even as hundreds of wildland firefighters battle the massive Goodwin Fire burning in Yavapai County south of Prescott, Arizonans' hearts and minds are looking back four years to the wildfire that killed 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots.

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  • Waffle House is now serving beer, sort of

    Waffle House is now serving beer, sort of

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:57:53 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:57:53 GMT
    The participating Waffle House is the nation's first location to sell beer.(Source: AP Photo/Ric Feld)The participating Waffle House is the nation's first location to sell beer.(Source: AP Photo/Ric Feld)
    The participating Waffle House is the nation's first location to sell beer.(Source: AP Photo/Ric Feld)The participating Waffle House is the nation's first location to sell beer.(Source: AP Photo/Ric Feld)

    The participating Waffle House is the nation's first location to sell beer.(Source: AP Photo/Ric Feld)

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    The participating Waffle House is the nation's first location to sell beer.(Source: AP Photo/Ric Feld)

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  • Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

    Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-04-19 05:02:22 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:55:14 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...

    The Federal Aviation Administration's announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine's manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work.

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    The Federal Aviation Administration's announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine's manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work.

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  • Huntsville man arrested on child pornography, assault charges

    Huntsville man arrested on child pornography, assault charges

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:47:48 GMT

    Authorities have arrested a Huntsville man on child pornography charges.  

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    Authorities have arrested a Huntsville man on child pornography charges.  

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