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Well there's heartbreak in Arizona as fox reports tonight a devastating wildfire killed nineteen firefighters in the span of just one day.
Officials say yesterday marked -- single deadliest incident for American firefighters since the attacks of nine elevenths.
And the third deadliest wildfire.
Now we've learned that this fire has quadrupled.
In size -- has now destroyed some 250 homes they report.
Half of all of the structures in the town of -- Which is about two hours north and west of Phoenix.
A state forestry official says eighteen of the victims belonged to -- -- -- fire crew among the very best in the country he said.
They call themselves hot shots trades that high right into the center of the fire this.
All remember them and their families in our prayers let's remember those -- fight it firefighters.
That are out on the line continued to battle the raging.
Planes that are there.
Adding to the misery firefighters -- had to replace their fallen colleagues.
Are battling and -- for giving blaze in near record triple digit temperatures.
Our Dan Springer is live in congress Arizona just outside Phoenix.
-- -- -- this side deadly far forest fire was sparked by a lightning strike Friday afternoon in the nearby town.
Of -- now -- lead granite mountain hotshot crew was called in their from -- they were called in Sunday afternoon to dig lines and save homes.
Well today few hours ago.
The bodies of those brave men were driven by procession from the fire -- to the corners off as the worst loss of life in a wildfire in the US since 25 firefighters were killed outside of Los Angeles in 1933.
We're a brotherhood in the fire service.
No matter what agency you work for you are brother and sister in that that that's how we treat each other so.
Like I lost -- part of my family yesterday.
Network we're told all nineteen victims were found under or near there emergency fire shelters.
Which are deployed as a last resort when there is no way out.
One number survive because he was -- -- truck at the time officials say extreme conditions are to blame hot dry windy.
The area has not burned in over forty years so there is a lot of the buildup of fuels.
They have had years of drought in triple digit temperatures right now to towns are still fully.
Evacuated their thirteen square miles.
Have -- have -- been burned and there is zero containment as you mentioned over 200 structures -- at this point out Dan Springer live force congress Arizona this afternoon.
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