Arizona fire chief called tent shelters a ‘last-ditch effort’

Arizona fire chief called tent shelters a ‘last-ditch effort’

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Rhonda Chambers stands at a makeshift memorial with her daughter Ruby Chambers, 6, on Monday outside a fire station that housed the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot crew in Prescott, Ariz. An out-of-control blaze overtook the elite group of firefighters, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields. Sunday afternoon’s tragedy all but wiped out the 20-member crew, leaving the city’s fire department reeling.
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A couple embraces during a memorial service Monday in Prescott, Ariz., honoring the 19 firefighters killed Sunday while battling a wildfire near Yarnell, Ariz. The elite crew of firefighters was overtaken by the out-of-control blaze.
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Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since...

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