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19 Firefighters killed fighting Arizona wildfire.
Very sad news.
I read an article two days ago saying firefighting has become much safer because of improved techniques and the fatality rate was way down. At the time I wondered how much difference any of that could make when there are uncontrollable factors that make a fire turn deadly.
I know guys who are or have been on those crews. They tell some hair-raising stories. One of the most interesting things to me is that they speak of fire as a living entity.
Now it's 19.
They wouldn't have died if they had had guns.
Fires don't kill people, flames do
Too soon ?
Entire crew killed.
http://www.dcourier.com/SiteImages/Article/60281b.jpg Is the story of this up yet? I can't find the written story
LA times for story---it is free unlike NYtimes.
http://www.latimes.com/ My aunt's house was burned up! seriously! she's lived in yarnell for 14 years! I'm glad that she is safe and sound but this is the reason I don't life in the desert!
Truly rotten news
Is the fire still raging?
Of the 20 member crew just one survived because he was in a different area.
Were they hot?
Actually R4, too tired.
How many times must you bore us with that line??
Ring, Ring, its 1980...they want their punchline back.
Doesn't say much for the fire proof tents. RIP firefighters.
in AZ history only 25 fire fighters have died ever! until this fire.
[quote]Doesn't say much for the fire proof tents
The fire moved very quickly and took them before they could deploy the tents. Wildfires are unpredictable.
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