June 30, 2013

Entire Fire Crew Perishes In Fire

Please pray for the families of these brave heroes. They risked their lives to save others and to save property:

The Prescott Fire Department lost nearly its entire crew today - the Granite Mountain Hotshots - with 18 firefighters dying and one surviving.

A Prescott Fire spokesman told The Daily Courier the crew was battling the Yarnell fire, which has resulted in evacuations as it has grown to an estimated 1,300 acres in size.

UPDATE (Thanks, Mo):
All 19 have died. It's a terrible tragedy in itself. But to happen to one community is just devastating.

By DMartyr at 11:54 PM | Comments |