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129 Homes Lost in Deadly Arizona Fire

07/03/2013
Nearly 130 homes and structures have burned in an Arizona wildfire that claimed the lives of 19 members of an elite firefighting crew, reports the Associated Press. Officials earlier had provided varying estimates ranging from 50 to 250 homes and other buildings lost in the small town of Yarnell. They were able to get a better estimate after getting a closer look at the scene. Nearly 600 firefighters are battling the fire, which has burned about 13 square miles. Hundreds of residents remain evacuated. The firefighters and law enforcement gathered along a highway to honor the Prescott-based unit deployed last weekend. One of the vehicles held backpacks, water jugs and coolers. Another w...

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