Yarnell Hill

A plaque engraved with names of the 19 fallen firefighters is mounted on a fence outside of Granite Mountain Hotshots Fire Station 7 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

Friends, Family Share Stories Of Fallen Hotshots

Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, were killed June 30 when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since 9/11. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. Here are the stories of those who died.

09/28/2013

File photo of a wildfire. (Photo by Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Experts: Expect Bigger, Fiercer Wildfires In West

There’s a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in the way are adding up to increasingly ferocious fires.

07/05/2013

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