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You begin with a -- -- alert for you because it is one of the deadliest fires in America's history.
Is responsible for the deaths of nineteen firefighters in Arizona this morning.
Those firefighters report and in -- league team known for fighting some of the region's most intense fires.
Affordable cars -- and we can -- Arizona outside of -- Red Cross center what do we know well.
Guys right now this community really this entire state is devastated I can tell you like you said nineteen members -- a -- -- fire department were killed in this fire yesterday.
We actually have a picture of these guys wanted to take a look at it there in the lead to fire unit called the grain it now on the hot shots.
They actually go to the front lines in battle fires like this with their hands they do this all of the time so it's unclear exactly how this happened when we do know with the conditions played into this there was no humidity it was very hot -- there was a lot of wind.
At some point this fire took a turn for the worse.
Now we're told these firefighters actually -- what they call fire shelters -- -- don't know what that is they're kind of like protective cocoon is that they're supposed to deploy it the fire jumps on top of them we're told that they did deploy this fire shelters but.
It's unclear why they didn't work so well authorities continue to investigate exactly how this happened this community is simply shocked we heard from the fire chief.
Here's what he set.
Our entire crew was lost we lost nineteen people.
In this wild fire.
One of the worst.
Wildfire disasters ever taken place right now where an organization in the city that's in brief.
To put this in perspective this is the most deaths of firefighters since 9/11 in the most deaths of firefighters battling a wildfire since 1933.
That's when 25 firefighters died in a fire in Los Angeles now if there's any silver lining here it's actually that one member of this crew was actually battling the fire somewhere else we're told it.
He survived right now.
250 homes have actually been burn in this fire hundreds of people have been evacuated but again this community really the state.
All of their -- all their thoughts on the firefighters.
And their families guys back to you.
Well thank you thanks so much for that update you know this emergency shelters -- this is it themselves and and hoping the fire passes over a month.
But that fire obviously you lingered too long -- -- a tremendous loss for for the state of Arizona and in all people for battling fires.
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