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Tragic fire season reached new extremes we should learn from

This was an tragic fire season that ends sadly here in Idaho with the memorial service today for Bureau of Land Management smokejumper Mark T. Urban at the Interagency Fire Center at 2 p.m. He died a week ago near

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Arizona fire deaths investigation report leaves questions unanswered

The Arizona State Forestry Division released its investigative report of the death of 19 hotshots at the Yarnell Fire June 30. The report left more questions than it answered. The report said all of the incident command decisions were “reasonable.”

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