Sunday, June 30, 2013

19 firefighters die fighting blaze in Arizona

Oh yeah! Those damn firefighters earn too much money don't they.  Their pensions are too high aren't they. All they do is sit around the firehouse all day waiting for something to do don't they.  But when they go to work sometimes this happens.  Donald Trump and the coupon clippers earning $5 billion a year doing no productive labor are a strain on the economy, not these guys.

19 firefighters have died battling a fast-moving wildfire.
Forestry spokesman Art Morrison says the firefighters were caught by the fire Sunday afternoon near the central Arizona town of Yarnell. He says they were forced to deploy their fire shelters. Earlier Sunday, the wildfire prompted evacuations of 50 homes in several communities about 85 miles northwest of Phoenix. Later Sunday afternoon, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office expanded the evacuations to include more residents in the town of Yarnell.

Morrison says several homes in the community of Glenisle have been burned. He says no injuries or deaths have been reported from that area.

About 200 firefighters are fighting the wildfire, which has also forced the closure of parts of state Route 89.

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