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Acts of God — Not! #11:
When Disaster Strikes

By | 8 Jul 2013

On June 30 of this year, 19 firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite wilderness firefighting team fielded by the Prescott, Arizona Fire Department, died while fighting a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona. They were caught out in the open when a sudden wind-shear reversed the course of the fire back towards them, overwhelming the team long before… Read More »