Three people were injured, one of them critically, in a shooting Wednesday near a popular shopping and entertainment district west of Phoenix, police said.
Firefighters have managed to contain much of a big wildfire near Phoenix that was burning across 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) and prompted the evacuation of more than 100 homes, officials said Tuesday.
A brush fire that quickly spread to span about 2.3 square miles (6 square kilometers) in the desert hills north of Phoenix early Monday was threatening the town of Cave Creek.
Authorities used a Phoenix Police Department helicopter to rescue a man bit by a rattlesnake while hiking on South Mountain in the city's mountain preserve Friday.
Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department crews responded to a second-alarm fire at the Drake Equipment of Arizona facility Sunday afternoon.
Officials say conditions in Arizona this year point toward a potential for high wildfire activity in the central part of the state and southward into desert areas where moist conditions during the winter and early spring promoted growth of grasses.
Two people died after firefighters pulled them out of a house fire Tuesday morning, reports say.