Gallery: 19 Elite Firefighters Killed by Deadly Yarnell Hill Wildfire i...


In the worst wildfire tragedy in three decades, 19 elite firefighters from Prescott, Arizona were killed last night while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. Lightning struck between Yarnell Hill and Peeples Valley on Friday, sparking a blaze that tripled in size on Sunday to engulf 6,000 acres of drought-stricken land northwest of Phoenix. “Our entire crew was lost,” Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo told reporters Sunday night. “We just lost 19 of some of the finest people you’ll ever meet. Right now, we’re in crisis.”

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