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.
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.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.