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Yarnell Hill Fire: The Former Site of a Yarnell Home, Three Months Later

The former location of a home in Yarnell.
The former location of a home in Yarnell.
Matthew Hendley



Although it's been nearly three months since the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire was contained, the signs of the fire still remain in the small town.

Consider the photo above of what used to be a home, which was completely burned down. Notice that the grass surrounding the foundation is almost perfectly green but the trees are burned to a crisp.

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This home was maybe a few thousand feet southeast of where the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots deployed their fire shelters in a last-ditch effort to survive the fire, which trapped them in a canyon.

The star on the left is the hotshots' "deployment site." The star on the right is the approximate location of the property pictured above. The large property between the stars is the ranch the hotshots were trying to reach.
The star on the left is the hotshots' "deployment site." The star on the right is the approximate location of the property pictured above. The large property between the stars is the ranch the hotshots were trying to reach.
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Some of that small neighborhood, Glen Ilah, looks like nothing ever happened there, and it makes a strange contrast between what burned and what didn't, especially since a lot of the town's been cleaned up.

Yarnell Hill Fire: The Former Site of a Yarnell Home, Three Months Later
Photo by Matthew Hendley


There were 114 "structures" destroyed by the fire, and a good portion of them were in this neighborhood.

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