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Calif. fire prompts unhealthy air warnings in Nev.
Firefighter Brandon Wenger stands along Highway 120 while monitoring a backburn during the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say. The fire had ravaged the largest area in the Sierra's recorded history and one of the largest on record in California. …
19 firefighters dead in Yarnell wildfire
Granite Mountain Hot Shots are based in Prescott. (Source: City of Prescott). YARNELL, AZ (CBS5) - Nineteen Arizona firefighters were killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire in the Town of Yarnell late Sunday afternoon, said the incident command post. Eighteen of the victims were from the Prescott Granite Mountain Hot Shots, fire officials said. It's not known where the other victim was based.