Monday, July 1, 2013

19 Firefighters Die In Arizona Wildfire

Tragedy has stuck the wildfire community with the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona.  Not a whole lot of details are known yet, but this is reported to be the worst loss of firefighter lives since 1933.

The deaths occurred on the Yarnell Hill Fire and the crew involved was the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew.  The fast moving fire also caused the evacuation of an entire community and the loss of approximately 200 structures including homes.

For what is know so far go to the LA Times at:

Firefighters Killed In Arizona

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  1. Tragedy has stuck the wildfire community with the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona..................
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