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(My Fox Phoenix)   18 Firefighters confirmed dead battling Arizona wildfire (article updated)   (myfoxphoenix.com) divider line 14
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2013-07-01 12:02:24 AM
3 votes:

cboppert: Jeesus. That's terrible. Thanks guys for your tremendous efforts. :'(.


Well I can't speak for all of Fark, but you're welcome
2013-06-30 11:37:30 PM
3 votes:

thisdaydreamer: What the farking hell happened?


FIRE BAD
2013-07-01 12:17:35 AM
2 votes:

pissedoffmick: doglover:

we are both liters? is is weird out here.


I'm scared. Hold me.
2013-06-30 11:37:25 PM
2 votes:
Ugh, I think it's time we have a real and serious discussion about allowing fires in this country.

/just a terrible thing, R.I.P.
2013-06-30 11:22:40 PM
2 votes:

thisdaydreamer: What the farking hell happened?


I'm assuming the wildfire killed them
2013-07-01 08:05:46 AM
1 votes:
No other profession (or hobby) comes as close to true heroism than firefighting. None.

These brave men and women stare the raw fury of physics in the face and strive to work their will upon it. Most times, they succeed. Some times they fail, and the consequences are often catastrophic. Unlike LEO's, they don't militarize and treat everybody as potential firebugs. They don't make sudden, erratic maneuvers in traffic, then speed at 120 to write somebody a ticket for doing 70 in a 55. Some of them parachute into the middle of a forest fire with nothing more than they can carry. These are the bravest of the brave. Not even the Hellfighters, who extinguish oil well fires using nitroglycerine rise to this level. These 19 heroes will be sorely missed.
2013-07-01 03:15:21 AM
1 votes:
thisdaydreamer:

...  this would likely be a good year to find some way other than fireworks to celebrate the 4th.

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2013-07-01 01:31:18 AM
1 votes:

eddievercetti: "These aren't the 2 firefighters who died."

Then why show them!


But how else would I know what a firefighter looks like? Do they have tentacles? Antlers? Gigantic balls?
2013-07-01 01:21:18 AM
1 votes:
Hot shots have to be bad ass, here. I mean they are humping a lot of gear in really hot weather with little water and they are trying to create fire lines with what they have.

I hiked on Saturday when it was 118 and I only carried water. It was so damn hot I had a hard time breathing. These guys are in that shiat with their gear, digging and clearing brush, swinging axes AND near flames that are even hotter.

They will be missed.

This link shows the drought and how bad it is getting. Water is everything out here. The reason for south wilderness is because of lack of water.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
2013-07-01 12:14:48 AM
1 votes:

HeadLever: ArcadianRefugee: I drove through Arizona once. What the hell is there to burn?

Arizona has a good number of forests.  It is not all Phoenix.

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I just see a bunch of trees.
2013-07-01 12:02:03 AM
1 votes:

WippitGuud: What is a "hotshot crew"

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2013-06-30 11:44:10 PM
1 votes:

thisdaydreamer: What the farking hell happened?


Wildfires aren't called "tamefires" for a reason.
2013-06-30 11:42:05 PM
1 votes:
farking awful.  Got home from having dinner at a friends house a bit ago (he is a firefighter)
2013-06-30 11:30:17 PM
1 votes:
Someone is getting fired.
 
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