Arizona fire kills 19 firefighters

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Reuters: They died while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell, about 80 miles north-west of Phoenix.

The fire was started by lightning on Friday and has spread rapidly to 2,000 acres (800 ha) amid high heat, low humidity and strong winds.

Arizona and other parts of the western US - including California - had near-record temperatures over the weekend.

 

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