Arizona Hotshot firefighters

Flowers, American flags and mementos adorn the outside fence of Station 7 on July 3, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Officials: Erratic Wildfire Cut Off Hotshot Crew’s Access To Safety Zone

An erratic wildfire driven by ferocious and shifting winds curled around the location of a team of Arizona Hotshot firefighters, cutting off their access to a safety zone and creating a death trap that quickly consumed them, two fire officials confirmed Friday based on a map of how the tragedy unfolded compiled by The Associated Press.

07/05/2013

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