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How did the 19 hotshots die?

How did the 19 hotshots die?

The Yarnell Hill Fire claimed the lives of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. All but one crew member died in the wildfire south of Prescott after a change in wind direction pushed the flames back toward their position.

Who were the 19 firefighters killed in Arizona?

Yarnell Fire: The victims shows the 19 firefighters killed battling an out-of-control wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz., on June 30, 2013. Top row, from left: Andrew Sterling Ashcraft, Robert Caldwell, Travis Carter, Dustin James DeFord, Chris Mackenzie, Eric Shane Marsh, and Grant Quinn McKee.

When did the 19 firefighters died in Arizona?

June 30, 2013
The firefighters died on June 30, 2013, while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. The fire overtook them in a box canyon. At the time, it was the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in 80 years. Only one crew member survived and more than 120 homes were destroyed.

Did Brendan McDonough stay a firefighter?

The lone survivor of the fire crew that battled the Yarnell Fire 7 years ago, Brendan McDonough says he’s found new hope through God. PEORIA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Brendan McDonough has faced many battles, starting even before 19 of his firefighting brothers lost their lives, in a battle only McDonough survived.

Could the Granite Mountain Hotshots have survived?

Only one Granite Mountain Hotshot survived the fire. Juliann Ashcraft said she found out her firefighter husband, Andrew, was among the dead by watching the news with her four children.

Did the Yarnell firefighters burn to death?

On June 30, 2013, 19 of the 20 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed during the Yarnell Hill Fire. Brendan McDonough, who had separated from the crew earlier in the day, survived the incident.

Which fire killed the most firefighters?

The Yarnell Hill Fire was a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona, ignited by dry lightning on June 28, 2013.

  • Yarnell also killed more firefighters than any incident since 9/11.
  • Did Granite Mountain Hotshots make a mistake?

    The Forest Service investigation concluded that nobody did anything wrong and that all actions taken by Yarnell wildfire supervisors and the Granite Mountain crew were reasonable and appropriate.

    Why didn’t fire shelters work in Yarnell?

    “The Yarnell Hill Fire was pretty tragic because an entire Hotshot crew, the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew, perished in that fire,” Mason said. With temperatures exceeding 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit with extreme turbulent air conditions, Mason notes no fire shelter could have protected that crew on June 30 of 2013.

    What actually killed the Granite Mountain Hotshots?

    The Granite Mountain Hotshots, also known as the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, was a tight-knit team of wildland firefighters within the Prescott (Arizona) Fire Department. On June 30, 2013, 19 of the 20 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed during the Yarnell Hill Fire.

    What was the deadliest day for firefighters?

    * On 9/11/2001, 343 employees of the FDNY were killed: 340 firefighters, two paramedics and a chaplain. For the purposes of its annual Firefighter Fatality report, NFPA contains the count of only firefighters….

    Date 9/11/2001
    # of fatalities 340 *
    Occupancy World Trade Center
    Location New York City, NY

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