Radio Problems May Have Contributed to Deaths of 19 Firefighters During Yarnell Fire

October 1, 2013 by  
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A new investigation into the  raging fire that killed 19 elite firefighters in Arizona has revealed that some of the events which occurred may have been avoidable. Communication equipment problems resulted in 33 minutes of radio silence during which no one heard from the Granite Mountain Hotshots , and commanders didn’t make radio contact with them either. It was in this period of time that the crew left what was believed to be a safe spot on a ridge that had already been consumed by fire to seek another safe location , unknowingly walking to their own deaths in a basin thick with dry brush. Read the rest of Radio Problems May Have Contributed to Deaths of 19 Firefighters During Yarnell Fire Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arizona , Communication Problems , Emergency Fire Shelter , firefighters , forest fire , Granite Mountain Hot Shots , Investigation , Radio Problems , Radio Silence , Yarnell Fire        

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Radio Problems May Have Contributed to Deaths of 19 Firefighters During Yarnell Fire

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