Wasn't One Enough

Firefighters
@Marcyaz (35650)
United States
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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@Daljinder (21777)
• India
9 Jun 16
Hoping that the fire doesn't spread more and is taken care of in time. Bless those brave firefighters!
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@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@Daljinder I sure hope they can control it in a timely manner. Yes bless the firefighters.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
9 Jun 16
Thats soo sad, do they know the cause of these fires in Arizona
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@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
BACONSTRIPXXX The news said it was caused by lightening.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
13 Jun 16
@Marcyaz that and the very humid weather with 102 on summer days, makes sense
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
13 Jun 16
@BACONSTRIPSXXX Yes and how terrible is that.
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@chris2050 (1335)
• Manila, Philippines
10 Jun 16
That's sad, just hope other firemen won't have to lost their lives
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
11 Jun 16
@chris2050 It is very sad when firemen lost their lives protecting people and property.
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@chris2050 (1335)
• Manila, Philippines
11 Jun 16
@Marcyaz it's always sad, when someone lost his life protecting others, let it be a fireman, a soldier, etc... It's always sad
@CRK109 (14459)
• United States
10 Jun 16
I heard about that and I thought the very same thing. Those poor people!
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@CRK109 Those poor people is right no only the residents but the firefighters who lost their lives.
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@CRK109 (14459)
• United States
11 Jun 16
@Marcyaz yes, and their families who are grieving. it's awful.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
11 Jun 16
@CRK109 It is awful and terrible that it is happening again.
@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
10 Jun 16
We have some here where they end up evacuating homes...it's very scary.
@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
10 Jun 16
p.s. My brother is a fire chief.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@marsha32 Evacuation is a scary thing in itself.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@marsha32 Well bless his soul.
@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
9 Jun 16
It must be horrendous to lose your home to a fire, then experience a risk of the same happening again a few years later.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@Asylum I can't imagine what these people are going through.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Even if their home is totally unaffected this time it will be a traumatic experience as they recall the previous incident.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
11 Jun 16
@Asylum Just the thought of having to go through that again is enough for any one person.
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@bunnybon7 (36914)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Jun 16
yes and makes you wonder what is starting them.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
11 Jun 16
@bunnybon7 The fire 3 years ago was caused by lightening is what was said.
@DianneN (80019)
• United States
10 Jun 16
How awful. I hope no one loses their life this time.
@vandana7 (66160)
• India
10 Jun 16
Yes...enough ...It is horrible that we expect others to be doing this kind of job for us when we should make keeping water for emergencies mandatory within every floor...preventing such mishaps.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@vandana7 Where this fire took place people did try using their water hoses but it was not enough.
@BelleStarr (39126)
• United States
9 Jun 16
I would think so, but with the heat the area has been having it isn't surprising that there is another fire. I think we need to pray about it.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@BelleStarr With the heat and more fires we should pray about it.
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@marlina (75085)
• Canada
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.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
Isn't it awful and it is just a small town. Terrible that it has to happen again.
@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
I hope they can get it under control in a hurry.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@Just4him I sure hope they do get it under control.
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@amadeo (67872)
• United States
9 Jun 16
we are having this kind of problem in another town.A family of four perished. So sad
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@amadeo How sad a family of four lost their lives through a fire.
@TRBRocks420 (79710)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Jun 16
That's awful prayers going out that the fires stop.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@TRBRocks420 I believe we need lots of prayers that the fires stop.
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• United States
9 Jun 16
Yes, I'm sure they have had enough. So sad.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@Jeanniemaries I know they would have had their share, it is very sad.
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@sol_cee (15933)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Jun 16
Three years after and it happens again. I hope it won't be as bad as before.