AZ - Yarnell Hill fire: 19 Firefighters killed

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  1. Dr. Know?

    Dr. Know? Former Member

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    azcentral ‏@azcentral 1m MT @myhlee BREAKING: AZ Forestry confirms 19 bodies found, SE side of fire. 18 from Prescott hot shot crew. 19th identity unknown.

    We have winds & storms moving over AZ. There's also a fire on Mt. Lemmon, Tucson, AZ. Mile post 8, Prison Camp Road. It's miserably hot everywhere and the lightening will spark our wildfires. dang.. Yarnell Hill Fire is where the firefighters were lost. Town evacuated.

    I read tweets earlier where the helicopter pilot flying over saw that these men were surrounded by the fire. Just awful, may they rest in peace.

    Live coverage of the Yarnell fire.

    http://www.azcentral.com/12news/free/20130630yarnell-fire-live.html?sf14516845=1

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/arizo...mall-fires-around-Arizona.html?nclick_check=1
     
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  3. my_tee_mouse

    my_tee_mouse Done. Put a Fork in Me.

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    Oh my goodness. That is purely awful. :(
     
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    Peliman New Member

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    Breaking

    19 firefighters die in blaze

    http://www.cnn.com/

    (CNN) -- Nineteen firefighters were killed Sunday battling a blaze in Arizona, the state forestry division said.The vast majority were from Prescott, said Wade Ward with the Prescott Fire Department.

    The crew was fighting the Yarnell Hill fire, which broke out Friday northwest of Phoenix. The fire has grown to 1,000 acres, damaged three homes and forced the evacuations of residents in the communities of Peeples Valley and Yarnell, forestry official Art Morrison said.
     
  5. meanmaryjean

    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    How awful! I have a friend who is a fire-jumper in Oregon - what a tragedy......
     
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    Nineteen. Sweet Jesus.
    May God bless them all...their families, little children, loved ones.
    May they find comfort in the heroic duties of these firefighters called to service.
    Prayers.
     
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    fhc New Member

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    Dr. Know? Former Member

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    The whole fire department but one man who has 75 percent burns over his body, are gone. 250 homes out of 500 are gone. How horrible.

    Local Mile post 8, Prison Road on Mt. Lemmon is being reported on. My friend is near there. I'll post if there's more before going to bed.

    We are just a timber box with the heat. Lightening sure isn't helping.
     
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    One of the locals in town said that 8 to 10 of the firefighters were permanent employees and the remainder were volunteer. Most of them were college age. How sad.
     
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    my_tee_mouse Done. Put a Fork in Me.

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    Heartbreaking and terrifying. Yes, please keep us posted. Thoughts and prayers to all who have lost loved ones and are suffering and who have lost homes and for those in harm's way.
     
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    christee Yup, I'm listening

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    Good article about the Prescott FD Granite Mountain Hotshots' recent fire fighting (6/23/2013) with some background information.

    "The Granite Mountain Hot Shots, established in 2002, are an elite ground firefighting crew known for their innovative problem-solving and history of safe, aggressive fire suppression..."

    http://www.prescottaz.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubsectionID=1&ArticleID=120497


    ETA: the group was the Granite Mountain Hotshots...separate from the Prescott FD.
     
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    omg is the only thing I can think of to say. A horror beyond imagining.
     
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    fran Former Member

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    Bless all these brave souls lost.

    Prayers to their families and friends to help them through the tough days ahead.

    :rose:

    fran
     
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    Local fire on Mt. Lemmon. I love the Catalina's, they can't burn again.

    At approximately 6PM tonight 6/30/13 a fire was reported in the Catalina Mountains near Gordon Hirabayashi Day site. The fire, reported by the Lemon Rock Lookout on top of the mountain, likely was started by one of the numerous lightning strikes the area received this evening. Fire crews have responded to the fire, burning in light flashy fuels that have grown in since the Aspen Fire 11 years ago. Additional resources will be assigned as needed. It would be helpful if members of the public would avoid the area while crews deal with the fire tonight and on into tomorrow 7/1/13.


    http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3464/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    The local news

    Prison Fire on Catalina Mountains burning 40 acres


    http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/22727550/reports-fire-burning-on-mount-lemmon

    We have stopped there many times over the years. suks
     
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    Yarnell Fire, Prescott AZ

    Michelle Lee ‏@myhlee 8m Smoke, winds played big role today in #yarnellfire. Smoke was shifting left and right. Created zero visibility. pic.twitter.com/G5m9l4Gd1U

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    https://twitter.com/myhlee
     
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    Oh my ! What a tragedy....18 lives lost. RIP firefighters......prayers to their loved ones. :(
     
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    :( What a horrible tragedy. My sincerest condolences to their families and friends.
     
  18. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Still alerting the 19 families... no word on the cause.
    All 19 were men, 18 from the hot shots crew.
    The 20th person on this crew may have been injured.

    8 firefighters injured, no condition on those firefighters.

    No update on the fire... 2,000 acres, 0% contained at last word.
    250 homes destroyed.

    http://www.kpho.com/category/214022/live-streaming-player
     
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