18 firefighter LODD

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18 firefighter LODD

Postby FF95 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:36 pm

18 firefighters from Prescott Arizona were killed battling a wildfire. Thoughts and prayers to all involved!

Official: 18 firefighters dead in Arizona http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/30/us/arizon ... index.html

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Postby canadianized » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:03 am

Article says 19 now. Anyone know what happened? Were they over run? Tried to use fire shelters? Hard to imagine how that can happen with 19+ there

RIP

EDIT: Just saw the video, they were over run and deployed fire shelters but when other firefighters arrived, it was too late.
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Condolences

Postby LTPVFD » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:47 am

Hard to imagine losing so many fire fighters and how fast they got overrun.

Condolences to all involved.

Stay safe

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Postby RugbyCanada » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:54 am

Oh man, this is awful.

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends involved.

Just terrible.

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Postby HookandLadder » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:30 pm

This is one of the biggest tragedies to ever hit the forest firefighting service, since the 1930's. This is truly awful. Our flags at the department are at half mast today, as well as the majority of firehalls around our country, I would imagine.
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