The Yarnell Hill fire that claimed the lives of 19 Prescott firefighters Sunday, continues to rage and is zero percent contained. About 500 firefighters are fighting the 8,400-acre fire. Hundreds of homes are threatened.
Flags throughout Arizona have been ordered by Governor Jan Brewer to be flown at half-staff. Yuma Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Efert says a loss of this magnitude hits close to home.
The 100 Club of Arizona has started a memorial fund for the families of the firefighters killed. Funds raised will go to assisting survivors, covering costs for flights of family members of the victims, helping the injured, and purchasing replacement equipment for the Prescott Fire Department. You can donate at 100club.org.