Sparklers? They're like giving your kid a 'blowtorch' Safety officials are reminding Minnesotans to be careful around fireworks this Fourth of July holiday week. "Even the things we consider to be no big deal are really dangerous," one fire prevention educator says.July 2, 2013
Arizona Hotshots: The stories of some who died Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. Here are the stories of some of those who died.July 2, 2013
How firefighters cope with profound tragedy It's not that firefighters are never afraid, but they have too many other things to worry about to give in to fear. Especially the elite wildland crews known as hotshots.July 2, 2013
Preparing for the worst with wildfires The death of 19 firefighters in an Arizona fire is a reminder of the unpredictability of wildfires.
Tom Weber speaks with a longtime Minnesota firefighter about how firefighters train to deal with changing conditions.The Daily Circuit, July 1, 2013
Deadly US accidents involving fire crews Here's a look at some of the deadliest U.S. tragedies to have claimed the lives of wildland firefighters, including the 19 killed in an Arizona blaze Sunday.July 1, 2013
19 dead wildfire fighters' bodies found; shelters were deployed As the windblown blaze suddenly swept toward them, an elite crew of firefighting "hotshots" desperately rushed to break out their emergency shelters and take cover on the ground under the foil-lined fabric. By the time the flames had passed, 19 men lay dead in the nation's biggest loss of firefighters in a wildfire in 80 years.July 1, 2013
Duluth reopens another flood-damaged bridge One of the last bridges that was wiped out by rushing floodwaters last June -- the Jean Duluth Road bridge spanning the Lester River, northeast of downtown Duluth -- has been reopened to traffic.June 27, 2013