The simple, sobering sound of a bell ringing as each firefighter’s name and age was read brings home the sad story from Prescott, Ariz., where 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died Sunday fighting a wildfire were remembered Monday.
The Associated Press has posted video from that ceremony.
ABC15 in Phoenix has also posted its video.
As NPR’s Nathan Rott reported from Prescott on Morning Edition, the scale of the tragedy is starting to sink in even as the fire continues to burn. “News that the Granite Mountain Hot Shots were overtaken by flames has put the town in a trance,” he says.
Meanwhile, Nathan adds, “the fire that claimed those 19 lives is still burning uncontrolled and uncontained, about 30 miles southwest of town. More than 400 firefighters — including a few other ‘hotshot’ crews — are still battling the blaze, which has now charred over 50 structures and 8,000 acres.”
Read original article
VIDEOS: Solemn Salutes To Fallen Firefighters In Arizona
- Dan Henry agreed to pay more than $600,000 in restitution and serve up to two years in federal prison.
- Alaska Airlines use of the phrase "Meet our Eskimo" in its rebranding campaign has sparked a controversy and new conversation about what “Eskimo” means to Alaska Natives.
- The offer is the latest salvo in a battle between lawmakers, developers and lawyers over the price legislators agreed to for the building in 2013 during a very different fiscal climate.
- The city thinks Hecla's Greens Creek mine may be responsible. The mine says its discharges in the area meet state requirements.