Yarnell Hill Fire
Another Arizona House committee has approved a $500,000 appropriation to create a memorial site honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire last year.
The only member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots to survive the Yarnell Hill Fire that killed his 19 fellow team members on June 30 says he won’t second-guess the decisions that his colleague made that day.
Two Prescott sculptors and a foundry have teamed up to produce a pendant honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died June 30 while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Some of the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire were only seasonal Prescott city employees so their families don’t qualify for full survivors’ benefits, but a legislative leader wants to change that.
Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 30 years.