THIS is shocking:
On Sunday evening, nineteen firefighters were killed when they were fighting a wildfire southwest of Prescott, AZ after winds shifted direction. This is the single deadliest incident for U.S. firefighters since the attacks of September 11th, 2001.
The 19 firefighters were part of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots, a highly-trained, specialist crew founded in 2002 that had fought wildfires across Arizona and New Mexico in recent months. There were 20 members of the team, which is based in Prescott, AZ. Nineteen fire shelters — essentially tin-foil tents — were found deployed in the area where the firefighters ...