19 Firefighters Killed in Arizona Wildfire
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|Mon, 07-01-2013 - 1:56pm|
What a devastating loss, many P&PTs going out to their families and community.
The 19 firefighters who perished on Sunday in the worst wildfire tragedy involving firefighters in Arizona history were part of an elite unit, leaving family and peers reeling from the deaths of such a well-trained group of men.
“It’s devastating,’’ Prescott Fire Department spokesman Wade Ward told Savannah Guthrie on TODAY Monday. “We don’t know exactly what happened. I can tell you that this is a very elite group of men. I can tell you that it had to be the perfect storm in order for this to happen. Their situational awareness and their training is at such a high level that it’s unimaginable that this is even happening.”
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