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19 Firefighters killed fighting Arizona wildfire.


by Anonymousreply 1707/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 107/01/2013

Now it's 19.

by Anonymousreply 207/01/2013

They wouldn't have died if they had had guns.

by Anonymousreply 307/01/2013

Fires don't kill people, flames do

Too soon ?

by Anonymousreply 407/01/2013

Entire crew killed.

by Anonymousreply 507/01/2013

Is the story of this up yet? I can't find the written story

by Anonymousreply 607/01/2013

LA times for story---it is free unlike NYtimes.

by Anonymousreply 707/01/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 807/01/2013

Truly rotten news

by Anonymousreply 907/01/2013

Is the fire still raging?

by Anonymousreply 1007/01/2013

Of the 20 member crew just one survived because he was in a different area.

by Anonymousreply 1107/01/2013

Were they hot?

by Anonymousreply 1207/01/2013

Actually R4, too tired.

How many times must you bore us with that line??

Ring, Ring, its 1980...they want their punchline back.

by Anonymousreply 1307/01/2013

Wonderful news!

by Anonymousreply 1407/01/2013

Doesn't say much for the fire proof tents. RIP firefighters.

by Anonymousreply 1507/01/2013

in AZ history only 25 fire fighters have died ever! until this fire.

by Anonymousreply 1607/01/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1707/01/2013
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