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Old 06-30-2013, 21:01   #1
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Prescott Fire Department confirmed 19 firefighters have died while battling the Yarnell Hill fire on Sunday night. They're part of the Prescott Granite Mountain Hot Shots.
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Old 06-30-2013, 21:11   #2
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Prayers. This is horrible.
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Old 06-30-2013, 21:11   #3
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Prayers sent. Horrible beyond words.
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Old 06-30-2013, 21:25   #4
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I have had my share of run-ins with Fire over my career, but they are the other half of the public safety equation. Without both, the public has no safety.

My heart is shattered at this news.
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Old 06-30-2013, 21:29   #5
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Awful awful turn of events. My heart goes out


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Old 06-30-2013, 21:29   #6
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Nearly the entire Prescott FD wildland squad was destroyed. Only one survived.

http://www.prescottaz.com/main.asp?S...ticleID=120733

http://www.kpho.com/story/22724064/p...rnell-wildfire

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region...avapai-college
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Old 06-30-2013, 21:35   #7
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Old 06-30-2013, 21:44   #8
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Terrible.
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Old 06-30-2013, 22:07   #9
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My thoughts and prayers are with them and all of our brothers and sisters in the fire service.
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Old 06-30-2013, 22:12   #10
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Revised to 18 firefighters and one unknown. One firefighter from the crew has lived.
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Old 06-30-2013, 22:19   #11
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Prayers for all, this is terrible news.
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Old 06-30-2013, 22:19   #12
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Oh man, that is really horrible. Being from the Midwest I've never really experienced wildfires, but they seem to be really nasty if you are anywhere remotely close.

Prayers to all the families and survivors involved.
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Old 06-30-2013, 22:20   #13
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Old 06-30-2013, 22:21   #14
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RIP brothers... this has been a bad year (and even part of last year) for all our uniforms.
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Old 06-30-2013, 22:33   #15
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This is unfathomable. Prayers for all involved, their families, and their community. Sickening news.

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Old 06-30-2013, 23:12   #16
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Absolutly sickening....
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Old 06-30-2013, 23:13   #17
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Just terrible. God that sucks.
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Rest in peace. The coming days and weeks will be difficult almost beyond words for their families and comrades. May comfort be with them.
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Old 06-30-2013, 23:26   #19
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Rest in peace, gentlemen.
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Old 06-30-2013, 23:39   #20
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The average age of the crew was 22 years of age. This is the largest fatal incident in the Fire Service since 11 September 2001.

At least half of the town of Yarnell is destroyed.
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