A wildfire that killed nearly 20 members of an elite fire crew trying to help protect homes in a small central Arizona town has quadrupled in size, to 13 square miles. An out-of-control blaze In an ... more 
A wildfire that killed nearly 20 members of an elite fire crew trying to help protect homes in a small central Arizona town has quadrupled in size, to 13 square miles. An out-of-control blaze In an Arizona town, overtook an elite group of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields. Nineteen members of an elite fire crew were killed in the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in the last 30 years. Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing the firefighters. The "hotshot" firefighters deployed their emergency tent-like fire shelters when they were caught near the town of Yarnell, but the wildfire was too intense. less 
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Mon, Jul 1, 2013 1:14 PM EDT