June 30, 2013 4:42pm

Today at 4:42pm in 2013 was when 19 wildland fire fighters, all members of a team called the  Granite Mountain Hotshots, died while fighting a wildland fire near the small Arizona town of Yarnell.

Just in case someone might think otherwise, “hotshot” is an official term for a type of wildland fire fighting crew.  See  here for a US Forest Service description of a hotshot crew.

 

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