Here's hoping the confirmation is a mistake, but there was a report earlier of twenty missing firefighters, with only one being found.
Awful. Prayers for them and their families.
What an awful tragedy.
The POS is over taking his world vacation while Arizona burns and 19 firefighter perish. Grrrrrrr
Oh Dear God...
I just saw this as breaking news on twitter I Could not believe it..can someone explain to me how so many firefighters can die in one time Ive never heard such a thing..such a horrible tragedy God bless these brave firefighters
yorkie, did you SEE this? How horrible!!
The Prescott Fire Department lost nearly its entire crew today - the Granite Mountain Hotshots - with 18 firefighters dying and one surviving.
Prescott Fire spokesman Wade Ward told The Daily Courier the crew was battling the Yarnell fire, which has resulted in evacuations as it has grown to an estimated 1,300 acres in size.
Terrible. I don’t think I’ve heard of that many dying at once.
Good news - at least according to this update... it says 22 firemen injured with 8 expected to be hospitalized. Praise the Lord!
Other Phoenix tv websites are reporting 18 firefighters dead.
Prayers for the brave.
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Mann Gulch Fire 1949
What an awful day.
RIP and thinking of their families...
Brother when you weep for me Remember that it was meant to be
Lay me down and when you leave Remember I'll be at your sleeve
In every dark and choking hall I'll be there as you slowly crawl
On every roof in driving snow I'll hold your coat and you will know
In cellars hot with searing heat At windows where a gate you meet
In closets where young children hide You know I'll be there at your side
The house from which I now respond Is overstaffed with hero's gone
Men who answered one last bell Did the job and did it well
As firemen we understand That death's a card dealt in our hands
A card we hope we never play But one we hold there anyway
That card is something we ignore As we crawl across a weakened floor
For we know that we're the only prayer For anyone that might be there
So remember as you wipe your tears The joy I know throughout the years
As I did the job I loved to do I pray that thought will see you through