19 Firefighters Killed In Arizona Wildfire

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  1. BethSucks

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    11:20 p.m. CDT, June 30, 2013

    Nineteen firefighters were killed on Sunday battling a fast-moving wildfire in central Arizona that forced the evacuation of two small towns, fire officials said.The firefighters perished in the so-called Yarnell Hill Fire, near the small town of Yarnell about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix, the U.S. Wildland Fire Aviation service said in a Facebook post.
    "It has been confirmed that 19 wildland firefighters have lost their lives on the Yarnell Hill fire Arizona," the post said, adding that the agency was asking "for prayers for the families and friends of these brave men and women."
    Art Morrison of the Arizona State Forestry Commission told CNN the firefighters, members of an elite "hot shot" team, lost their lives Sunday afternoon when they were overtaken by swiftly moving flames.
    "It was a hand crew, a hot shot crew. In normal circumstances, when you're digging fire lines, you make sure you have a good escape route, and you have a safety zone set up. Evidently, their safety zone wasn't big enough, and the fire just overtook them. By the time the other firefighters got in, they didn't survive," Morrison said.
    The blaze has charred about 1,000 acres of tinder-dry chaparral and grasslands since erupting Friday. Heat wave conditions have plagued the Southwest, prompting the evacuation of scores of homes near Yarnell, fire officials said.
    Local television news footage showed an unbroken line of flames stretching along a ridgeline, sending gray brown smoke billowing into the evening sky.
    Authorities ordered the evacuation of Yarnell and the adjoining town of Peeples Valley, alerting residents through reverse 911 emergency calls to homes and sending sheriff's deputies door to door, according to the InciWeb fire news site of the U.S. Forest Service.
    The two towns are home to roughly 1,000 people.

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    RIP

    Fire Fighters= True Heroes
     
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    Awful. They had spotted them by helicopter still alive but cut off.

    You can smell the fire all the way into NW Phoenix.
     
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    So what. There were surely animoes that died in that fire too. What about them
     
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    everyone loves fireman , cops on the other hand are a mixed bag.
    RIP heroes.
     
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    what a horror.
     
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    that breaks my heart. true fucking heroes. my thoughts and prayers goes out to the men and their families.
     
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    What a way to go. Face down in a shelter, praying for it to pass right over you. Terrible. We train over and over for this but nature can fuck you in an instant. RIP Brothers.
     
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    Everyone worships these fuckin athletes and reality show people. But these dudes are real muthafuckin heroes. RIP
     
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    Yes they did
     
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    Were they protecting vacation homes of the wealthy or regular joe schmo homes? I hope they didn't lose their lives trying to save vacation homes
     
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    Truly awful, to lose 1 would be a tragedy, but 19 is just too much to comprehend.
     
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    [​IMG]Not American, much less from Arizona, but I give mad props to all firefighters, especially those who don't make it home. RIP boys.
     
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    very sad. hard to even comprehend :(
     
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    they really are heroes....this is too tragic. think of the families they left behind.
     
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    Wildfires are natures way of clearing out dead trees/undergrowth. If everyone would quit rushing to put them out, they'd be way less frequent.
     
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    No vacation homes. Yarnell is just a regular little town along the highway.
     
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    a horrible death. rip