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    Re: Official: 18 firefighters dead in Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    I doubt if it was lack of training or funds. My guess is very critical fuel conditions, extreme fire weather, and a unexpected shift in winds with the fire blowing up.
    hope you're right, but either way, it's tragic and it should help to remind us of all the folks who put their lives on the line for us, and how we are all connected to one another, dependent on one another, regardless of ideology ... I hope there's money out there to help the families ...

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    Re: Official: 18 firefighters dead in Arizona

    Here's some more information -

    Who They Were: The ‘Granite Mountain Hotshots’ – 19 Brave Souls Who Perished in Arizona Fire | Stand With Arizona

    May God's grace ease the burden for the families of these fine men.

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    Re: Official: 18 firefighters dead in Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Here's some more information -

    Who They Were: The ‘Granite Mountain Hotshots’ – 19 Brave Souls Who Perished in Arizona Fire | Stand With Arizona

    May God's grace ease the burden for the families of these fine men.
    Thanks for the link. It shows a group picture of the 19 members of that hotshot team. They look like an atheletic team.

    The video even shows them practicing with the fire shelter tents they each have on them.

    I had an uncle who was a forest firefighter in Calif and he often told about the speed a fire can move.

    I just can't believe not a single one survived it.

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