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Unidentified members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew from Prescott, Arizona, according to Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo, some of the men in this photograph were among the firefighters killed by wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona, City of Prescott handout. (AP Photo)

Radio problems cited in deaths of 19 firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) – An investigation into the June deaths of 19 firefighters killed while battling an Arizona blaze has found improperly programmed radios, vague updates, and a 30 minute communication blackout just before the […]

09/28/2013

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Burns, breathing issues killed 19 firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) – The 19 firefighters killed over the weekend in an Arizona blaze died of burns and inhalation problems, according to initial autopsy findings released Thursday. Cari Gerchick, a spokeswoman for the Maricopa […]

07/04/2013

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Powerful winds expected at Ariz. wildfire

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) – Wind more powerful than the gusts that swept an Arizona wildfire over the weekend, killing 19 members of a Hotshot crew, were expected to whip up the flames Tuesday as crews […]

07/02/2013

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Town mourns Ariz. Hotshots as storms threaten fire

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) – The firefighters walked down the bleachers in a silent gymnasium full of mourners, their heavy work boots drumming a march on the wooden steps. They bowed their heads for moments of […]

07/02/2013

Woman stands at the gate of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew fire station after leaving flowers in remembrance of fire fighters killed in wildfire, Prescott, Arizona (AP Photo).

Hotshots killed in Ariz. fire remembered, mourned

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) – Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday evening when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for […]

07/01/2013

Woman stands at the gate of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew fire station after leaving flowers in remembrance of fire fighters killed in wildfire, Prescott, Arizona (AP Photo).

`Dark day': Flags lowered for 19 dead firefighters

YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) – As the windblown blaze suddenly swept toward them, an elite crew of firefighting “Hotshots” desperately rushed to break out their emergency shelters and take cover on the ground under the heat-resistant […]

07/01/2013

(AP Photo)

`Dark day': Flags lowered for 19 dead firefighters

YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) – As the windblown blaze suddenly swept toward them, an elite crew of firefighting “hotshots” desperately rushed to break out their emergency shelters and take cover on the ground under the foil-lined […]

07/01/2013

(AP Photo)

More elite fire crews go to Ariz. after 19 killed

YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) – An out-of-control blaze overtook an elite group of firefighters trained to battle the nation’s fiercest wildfires, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields. […]

07/01/2013

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