LAS VEGAS BLAZE: $2.4 MILLION SPENT, MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE EVACUATED AND MORE THAN 700 FIREFIGHTERS LOSE GROUND TO RAGING MT. CHARLESTON FIRE

Hidden under a smoke cloud: Smoke pouring from the fires in the Mount Charleston area west of Las Vegas can be seen over the city as more than 750 firefighters continue to battle the blaze

More than 700 firefighters lose ground to raging Nevada wildfires 24 hours after the funerals of 19 colleagues who died fighting Arizona blaze

  • Firefighters are still battling wildfire near Las Vegas which started on July 1
  • $2.4million has already been spent trying to extinguish Mount Charleston fire Continue reading

ARIZONA ‘BLACK SWAN’ PHENOMENON: VETERANS SUGGEST RARE PHENOMENON OF SUDDEN CHANGE OF WIND FROM NOWHERE TOOK THE LIVES OF 19 FIREFIGHTERS

Last Photograph: In this photo shot by firefighter Andrew Ashcraft, members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots watch a growing wildfire that later swept over and killed the crew of 19 firefighters near Yarnell, Arizona

Did a freak ‘black swan event’ kill the Arizona firefighters? Veterans suggest that phenomenon explains the tragic deaths

  • Veteran forest firefighters speculate that a rare ‘black swan’ event claimed the lives of the 19 members of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots on Sunday
  • This comes as questions over what exactly went wrong loom as the investigation into their deaths begins
  • One man, Brendan McDonough, 21, survived
  • He was serving as lookout and relaying key information to his team when the wildfire suddenly changed direction
  • Andrew Ashcraft died beside 18 of his ‘hotshot’ comrades on Sunday
  • He was texting his wife all day until he abruptly stopped
  • 19 firefighters confirmed dead near Arizona town of Yarnell
  • Fire broke out after lightning strike on Friday and burned 8,400 acres Continue reading

ARIZONA WILDFIRE TRAGEDY: SHOCKING AERIAL IMAGES OF THE DEADLY BLAZE THAT LEFT 19 FIREFIGHTERS DEAD AND 200 HOMES BURNED

Engulfed: 19 firefighters died as the wildfire spread near the Arizona town of Yarnell Forest: Large swathes of forest were scorched when the blaze tore through the area

Shocking aerial images show utter devastation left when deadly blaze tore through Arizona town burning homes to the ground and scorching the earth

  • 19 firefighters confirmed dead near Arizona town of Yarnell
  • Victims include an expectant father who was a Marine Corps veteran and two men who took after their fire captain fathers to become firefighters
  • Fire broke out after lightning strike on Friday and burned 8,400 acres
  • 200 homes burned and around 1,000 people have evacuated the area
  • President Obama declared the firefighters ‘heroes’
  • More firefighters on their way to help as the fire continues to burn Continue reading