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If anyone knows why the Granite Mountain Hotshots left a safe area on top of the Weaver Mountains west of Yarnell and descended into a box canyon that became the worst death trap in the nationwide history of such crews, it's Brendan McDonough. The...
Charles Keating's Techniques Were Replicated by Those Who Helped Trigger the 2008 Financial Collapse1 year ago | News
Charles H Keating Jr. is remembered not only as the most notorious figure of the savings & loan crisis that swept the nation in the late 1980s - and as the namesake of the infamous Keating Five political scandal - but also as the fraudster whose t...
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A state fire supervisor asked the Granite Mountain Hotshots whether they could assist in Yarnell minutes before the 19-member crew left a burned-over safety zone along a mountain ridge and began its descent into a chaparral-choked box canyon where...
Former Yarnell Fire Chief Peter Andersen sat under a tree in his front yard having his morning coffee on Sunday, June 30, when the Granite Mountain Hotshots drove past his Glen Ilah home. "At 8:03, [their] two buggies went by," Andersen says. "Rig...
A Granite Mountain Hotshot's Father Says the Blaze That Incinerated His Son Could've Been Controlled
A Granite Mountain Hotshot's father is certain the blaze that incinerated his son and 18 others could've been controlled — easily. Dave Turbyfill zooms in on a Google Earth map of a boulder-strewn box canyon just west of Yarnell, where his s...
Yarnell Hill Fire: The Granite Mountain Hotshots Never Should've Been Deployed, Mounting Evidence Shows
This story has been edited from its original content. Contrary to a statement in the article below, Darrell Willis, Wildland Division chief of the Prescott Fire Department, does have hotshot firefighting experience. Chief Willis states that he ser...