New Videos Released Of Deadly Yarnell Hill Fire

By Stina Sieg
Published: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 6:05pm
Updated: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11:40am
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The videos help shed light on the Yarnell Hill Fire, which devastated little Yarnell and killed 19 firefighters.

New videos have been released from last summer’s deadly Yarnell Hill fire. The images and sounds help give a sense of the day 19 elite firefighters died in the small-town wildfire.

In one clip a bit longer than two minutes, it sounds like three firefighters are waiting to hear from the Granite Mountain Hotshots, the crew that died in the fire.

"Come on, Granite, let’s hear you talk here," someone said.

"Long time," said another person.

"Especially in this fuel type," replies a third.

In other videos, you can see homes engulfed in flames and plumes of dark smoke billowing from trees, but there’s no explanation or context given to the videos. The Arizona State Forestry Division received the videos from the U.S. Forest service through a Freedom of Information Act request. Arizona State Forestry isn’t commenting because of pending litigation and the Forest Service could not be reached for comment. 

You can see all the videos on the U.S. Forest Service's website.

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