19 Firefighters Killed in Arizona Wildfire

Monday, July 01, 2013

Arizona residents are reeling from the biggest loss of life due to a wildfire in 30 years. At least 19 firefighters died this weekend battling a wildfire in the Central Arizona town of Yarnell, located about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix. The fire started on Friday and spread rapidly amid high heat, low humidity and strong winds.

Fernanda Santos, reporter for Takeaway partner The New York Times, has the latest developments.


Fernanda Santos

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