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Now overnight nineteen firefighters were killed while battling a massive fire in Arizona this is the deadliest night.
For US firefighters in eighty years and -- her songs.
-- what we're doing now you know we've been following this all morning it's new information this morning these young men part of an elite fire teams.
Eighteen members of the press -- granite mountain hot shots and one other firefighter died battling an out of control wildfire.
And -- -- Arizona it's about 85 miles northwest of Phoenix that fire started after a lightning strike on Friday and then quickly spread.
To at least 2000 acres in -- extremely hot.
And dry conditions as you know in that area.
Those nineteen victims were not new to the dangers of battling wildfires.
Last eight year old -- hot -- -- provided an inside look.
At their daily battles in the hot and dry wilderness take a look.
If anyone taking the heat if he's got the granite mountain hot shots.
Firefighters training to fight some of the worst fires in the nation wildfires.
They're swinging tools and he -- airlines and running thought.
But Daniel McCarty says it's only training when we get out there it's a completely different ball game it's the real deal we have to look out for each other we have to have accountability.
We have to trust each other the -- practice shelter drills if they're caught up in a fire that -- -- wrap themselves inside these shelters and under two minutes.
With their feet to the fire yeah.
Just as important as a training is the camaraderie being built.
It keeps them going and in some cases a life.
And then touch any other job you don't really have to worry about your life day in and day out but this job you have to watch your -- -- You really end up creating a certain bond with certain people who relationship -- lasts a long time.
And that fire it's still burning this morning it is 0%.
Contained at this point.
Allison Bryant Eric back -- -- over there on the surface -- chilling to watch.
Watch the skies and know that nineteen individuals on that team.
Are now dead this morning to practice and fighting -- for all of -- to stay safe by that knowing that there there the most fearless and also the most experience to what actually happens is must be truly unique no thanks in his -- impression those families.
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