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



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.


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.


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

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