Wasn't One Enough
June 9, 2016 2:11pm CST
On July 2, 2013 there was a fire in Yarnell, AZ where 19 firefighters lost their lives. Homes were evacuated and a lot of homes were burned to the ground leaving people homeless. This fire was one of the deadliest wildland blaze for firefighters in 80 years. The firefighters -- members of the Prescott Fire Department's Granite Mountain Hotshots were asked to help fight the fire. It is said they had radioed they were about to deploy their fire shelters, a sort of aluminum blanket that protects against the flames and heat -- and a measure of last resort. Now today there is another fire in Yarnell and people are being evacuated. they are calling this the Tenderfoot fire. I think these people have had enough of fires in their lifetime.
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9 Jun 16
The Tenderfoot Fire grew to 600 acres near the town of Yarnell, not far from the scene of a blaze that killed 19 firefighters in 2013.