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19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire.

Sounds like a horrible way to die. Just awful



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"The entire hot shot crew had been killed by the fire," he said. He said that the firefighters had to deploy the emergency shelters when "something drastic happened."


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7thWardTiger
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re: 19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire.
Damn


ColoradoAg03
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re: 19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire.
Just read the article Denver Post threw up on Facebook a few minutes ago. So terribly sad.


BamaHater
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re: 19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire.
This is really sad. They were defenseless when they died


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RebelOP
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the firefighters were forced to deploy their fire shelters, tent-like structures meant to shield firefighters from flames and heat.


I didn't know they had these.

Horrible.


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re: 19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire.
So very sad.


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Jim Rockford
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I didn't know they had these.


They're similar to those aluminum foil survival blankets. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't, depending on how bad the fire is. They're a last resort.


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Spankum
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re: 19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire.
damn, that is fricking terrible...sad day....


RogerTheShrubber
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re: 19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire.
19 years ago to the week following the S. Canyon fire (Storm King) that killed 14, in the same manner.

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Spankum
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19 years ago to the week following the S. Canyon fire (Storm King) that killed 14, in the same manner.


that's exactly what I thought about...didn't realize that about the timing, though...


Topwater Trout
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re: 19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire.
Damn that is terrible.

I don't know that I've ever heard of that many being killed in a fire.


Jim Rockford
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And 64 years after the Mann Gulch Fire LINK


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Spankum
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19 years ago to the week following the S. Canyon fire (Storm King) that killed 14, in the same manner.


that's exactly what I thought about...didn't realize that about the timing, though...


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RogerTheShrubber
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that's exactly what I thought about...didn't realize that about the timing, though...



First week of July 1994. They deployed their fire shields in vain just like these folks did.


BigAppleTiger
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re: 19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire.
Brave men who died an honorable if tragic death in the service of others. Horrible story, utmost respect.


Popcorn
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re: 19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire.
Read the article not too long ago.

Prayers sent to the families of those who lost their lives.



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Topwater Trout
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re: 19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire.
I remember a 20/20 type of show about that. Also remember something similar happening in Australia. Seems senseless since they are mainly protecting property.


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OldHickory
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re: 19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire.
Any word on the cause of this fire?


RogerTheShrubber
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I remember a 20/20 type of show about that. Also remember something similar happening in Australia. Seems senseless since they are mainly protecting property.



Seems like there was some policy changes after Storm King. I used to know some guys who fight fires with the BLM. Strange, it sounds like the same type of incident.


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