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Arizona Yarnell Hill Fire Helmet Cam Recordings Capture Hotshots Final Moments #AzFire #Prescott19
"Breaking in on Arizona 16, Granite Mountain Hotshots, we are in front of the flaming front" "Our Escape Route Has Been Cutoff, We Are Preparing A Deployment Site and burning out around ourselves"
Newly released video and audio provides a fuller picture of the Futile fight against a catastrophic wild fire in Arizona last summer. Nineteen hotshot firefighters were killed, and several families have filed multi-million dollar lawsuits.
Juliann Ashcraft, whose husband, Andrew, died
Video from a firefigher's helmet cam shows the Yarnell fire bearing down and captures the desperate radio calls from the Granite Mountain Hotshots as a 100-foot wall of flames closed in on them.
****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment. View blog top tags ---------------------