By HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - As many in this Old West town used the Independence Day celebration to honor 19 fallen firefighters, bereaved families began speaking more publically of their loved ones.
Coleen Turbyfill, mother of Travis Turbyfill, 27, on Thursday recalled
By JAKE PEARSONAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - From solemn to spectacular, the nation marked its independence with the reopening of the Statue of Liberty for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, extravagant fireworks that included a 19-burst salute to Arizona's fallen firefighters and a
By FELICIA FONSECA and TAMI ABDOLLAHAssociated Press
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A coroner's office says 19 elite firefighters killed over the weekend died from burns and inhalation problems.
The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office in Phoenix issued the finding Thursday, two days after
By TAMI ABDOLLAH, MICHAEL R. BLOOD and BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Three days after 19 firefighters perished in a wildfire, questions over what exactly went wrong loomed largest.
Investigators from across the U.S. will be working this week to try to answer that, examining
By TAMI ABDOLLAH and HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - The firefighters walked down the bleachers in a silent gymnasium full of mourners, their heavy work boots drumming a march on the wooden steps.
They bowed their heads for moments of silence at the front of an auditorium that
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - President Barack Obama is expressing his condolences to the families of the 19 firefighters who died battling an Arizona wildfire.
Obama says the firefighters were heroes and highly skilled professionals who quote -- "put themselves in harm's way to protect the
By JERI CLAUSINGAssociated Press
DEL NORTE, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire threatening a tourist region in southwestern Colorado mushroomed to about 100 square miles Saturday, but officials said that they remained optimistic they could protect the town of South Fork.
The rapid advance of the erratic blaze
SOUTH FORK, Colo. (AP) - A massive wildfire threatened a tourist town in Colorado's southwestern mountains on Friday, forcing its roughly 400 residents to flee ahead of the fast-burning blaze fueled by hot, windy weather.
Wildland firefighters teamed up with local firefighters to try to protect
By NICHOLAS RICCARDIAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Bob and Barbara Schmidt dashed to their home on a dirt road in a heavily wooded area northeast of Colorado Springs as smoke from what would become the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history filled the air.
After quickly grabbing a few items
By THOMAS PEIPERTAssociated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters are getting a better handle on the most destructive wildfire ever in Colorado, but they're still struggling against hot spots that could threaten homes that have been spared by the massive blaze.
Teams got help Sunday