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American burning: the Yarnell Hill fire tragedy and the nation's wildfire crisis

Date: January 1, 2014
Presenter(s): Weather Films
Description: On June 30, 2013, 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed battling a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona. Huge questions remain about the last moments of their lives. Why did they move out of a safe area in their final minutes of life? Why did the fire move so quickly? Could their deaths have been prevented? The tragedy also raises a crucial environmental issue: Has the very act of fighting wildfires made our forests more dangerous?
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Human Dimensions of Fire Management, Human Factors of Firefighter Safety
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Video
NRFSN number: 14305
FRAMES RCS number: 21992
Record updated: Apr 22, 2017