19 firefighters have died fighting the Yarnell Hills fire in Yarnell, AZ, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix, AZ.
Multiple news sources have confirmed this tragedy.
CNN: Official: 19 firefighters dead in Arizona. Quotes Wade Ward with the Prescott Fire Department.
Prescott, AZ Daily Courier: BREAKING NEWS: 19 die in Yarnell fire; 18 were Prescott firefighters Quotes State Forestry Division Spokesman Mike Reichling.
Prescott, AZ Daily Courier had a profile of the Prescott Fire Department Granite Mountain Hot Shots crew fighting a previous fire.
azcentral.com: 19 firefighters dead in Yarnell Hill Fire. With live television coverage from 12 News.
New York Times: 19 Firefighters Are Killed Battling Arizona Wildfire.
“The entire hot shot crew had been killed by the fire,” Fire Chief Dan Fraijo of Prescott told The Associated Press. The firefighters had to deploy their emergency shelters when “something drastic happened,” he said.
Wildfire Today: Arizona: Yarnell Fire. Good maps and detailed weather reporting.
Wildfire Today: Multiple firefighter fatalities on the Yarnell Fire in Arizona. "The is the worst multiple wildland firefighter fatality incident in the last 80 years, since 1933."
Inciweb: Yarnell Hill Fire. Contact: Mike Reichling.
Facebook: In Memory of Prescott Firefighters Lost 6/30/2013. Almost 85,000 likes.
Photo: Aerial image of Yarnell Hill fire in Yarnell, Arizona, currently at 2,000 acres (KSAZ) - pic.twitter.com/d03YqS6s5Z— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) July 1, 2013
— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) July 1, 2013
The names of the firefighters:
• Ashcraft, Andrew - Age: 29 • Caldwell, Robert - Age: 23 • Carter, Travis - Age: 31 • Deford, Dustin - Age: 24 • MacKenzie, Christopher - Age: 30 • Marsh, Eric - Age: 43 • McKee, Grant - Age: 21 • Misner, Sean - Age: 26 • Norris, Scott - Age: 28 • Parker, Wade - Age: 22 • Percin, John - Age: 24 • Rose, Anthony - Age: 23 • Steed, Jesse - Age: 36 • Thurston, Joe - Age: 32 • Turbyfill, Travis - Age: 27 • Warneke, William - Age: 25 • Whitted, Clayton - Age: 28 • Woyjeck, Kevin - Age: 21 • Zuppiger, Garret - Age: 27