‚ÄčIn Arizona A Tribute To Yarnell Hill Fire

 

E T Russell ___ 

June 30, 2013 in a raging wildfire Fire Fighters fought to save the Arizona town of Yarnell, from being destroyed.

Today, Tuesday June 30, 2015, two years after the 19 wildland Fire Fighters lost their lives, several hundred of families and friends gathered for a memorial to honor the fallen crew. They gathered to pay tribute to the Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire.  In the small town of Yarnell, where the fire forced hundreds of people to flee, destroyed 127 homes along State Route 89.

Tuesday, very distinctly the ringing of a bell 19 times was heard while those gathered observed a somber moment of silence shortly before 5:00 P.M, around the same time the Forest Hotshots succumbed to the blaze that surrounded them. 

SEE https://www.yutube.com/watch?v=begTiksUwqc

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The LAKE FIRE burning more than 30,000 acres in the San Bernardino Mountains;

 smoke seen in the Prescott, Arizona area.

Photos by Jeffrey Russell Cornell, son of E T Russell.