Monday, 1 July 2013

Nineteen firefighters

An Arizona town is mourning nineteen firefighters killed on Sunday battling a ferocious wildfire about 130 km north-west of Phoenix.

Barack Obama said he was heartbroken and called the deceased firefighters heroes.

It is the highest death toll for a fire team in a single incident since 9/11.

...Around 5:30 p.m. MDT (23:30 UTC) on June 28, 2013, lightning ignited a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona. The fire was still completely uncontrolled...

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