Yarnell Hill Fire

Ryan Heinsius

Saturday marks five years since 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. To honor them, the City of Prescott, where the men were based, will unveil a tribute center. It’s very personal. It features biographies and photos of the fallen crew, and thousands of items left by the grieving public at the hotshots’ fire station. In this audio postcard, we hear from some of the people who designed the tribute center.


Poetry Friday: Remembering 'The Nineteen'

Jun 29, 2018
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This week marks five years since 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. In today’s Poetry Friday segment, KNAU listener Anthony Flesch honors the fallen crew with his poem “The Nineteen.”


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A massive alligator juniper tree near Prescott is believed to be the largest and oldest of its kind in the world. It’s survived hundreds, possibly thousands of years of fire and drought. Forester Ben De Blois says the tree’s unique growth pattern makes it hard to tell just how old.


Arizona State Parks

An Arizona lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would use state funds to help pay the pensions of several wildland fire fighters from Prescott killed battling the Yarnell Hill Fire. KNAU’s Justin Regan has more.


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A fire station that was the former home of the Granite Mountain Hotshots in Prescott has been sold.

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