THE ARIZONA YARNELL HILL OVERNIGHT WILDFIRE THAT KILLED 19 FIREFIGHTERS AND BURN DOWN HALF OF TOWN’S 500 HOMES

Long-term: Firefighters expect to be in the area battling the blaze for at least a week

Nineteen firefighters dead in the Yarnell Hill wildfire that spread from eight acres to 2,000 acres overnight in Central Arizona

  • 19 firefighters have been confirmed dead at 20 were involved in a ‘serious incident’
  • The fire is currently burning 2,000 acres in Central Arizona with zero per cent containment
  • Approximately 600 people are under mandatory evacuation from the area
  • Officials expect half of the town’s 500 homes to burn in the blaze
  • More firefighters are on their way to help combat the wildfire  Continue reading

19 FIREFIGHTERS ARE DEAD AFTER BATTLING MASSIVE ARIZONA WILDFIRE

19 Firefighters Are Dead After Battling Massive Arizona Wildfire

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Nineteen firefighters have died battling a wildfire in Central Arizona, Fox’ Phoenix affiliate reports.  The station says the Prescott, Ariz. fire department has confirmed the deaths.

The group became separated while fighting the nearly 2,000-acre Yarnell fire located 85 miles northwest of Phoenix.  Continue reading