Raging Wildfire Kills 19 Arizona Firefighters

Environment News Service: Fighting the lightning-sparked Yarnell Hill wildfire near Prescott late Sunday, 19 firefighters died in the line of duty. The 19 firefighters, all men, were part of the elite Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew of Prescott. Fire officials say the Hotshot Crew had to deploy their fire shelters after strong winds pushed the fast-moving blaze over their position. They died in the worst wildland firefighter tragedy in the United States since 25 people died in the Los Angeles Griffith Park Fire......

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