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Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 30, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Bad news from Arizona.

All of us who ever served on the fire line just lost 19 brothers.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/30/us/arizona-missing-firefighters/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 30, 2013 - 11:49pm PT
we were just discussing this on the firefighter thread..

RIP to the 19 fallen BROTHERS AND SISTERS.. No more hot line, its all cool breeze in green grass and high tides forever..
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jun 30, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Oh Man.....this is Horrible...breaks my heart.

"Not including the 19 deaths reported in Arizona, there have been 43 firefighter fatalities reported so far in 2013, according to the U.S." ...so damn sad..

Condolences to all the families of the fallen...and their firefighting brothers & sisters.




Lacey, please check in....

Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
Jun 30, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
Devastating news... devastating Oh dear....
... speechless...

Condolences.

~love, leggs
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 30, 2013 - 11:58pm PT
^ What Leggs said.

: (
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:02am PT
This is horrific news. I want to know how such a disaster could happen. I am saddened beyond words for the families of the fallen. May they never be forgotten for their sacrifice in the line of duty.
Anastasia

climber
Home
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:06am PT
I can't even imagine. Speechless.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:11am PT
Awful news. This early summer has been marred by some really ghastly weather. I hope this changes. Everyone be safe out there !
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:17am PT
Firemanís Prayer


When I am called to duty, God
whenever flames may rage,
Give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.

Help me to embrace a little child
Before itís too late,
Or some older person
from the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling
and give the best in me,
To guard my neighbor
And protect his property.

And if according to Your will
I have to lose my life,
Please bless with Your protecting hand
My children and my wife
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:19am PT
so sad...
photo not found
Missing photo ID#309137
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:21am PT
19...

I hope the whole world shows their families and every firefighter how much they are deeply respected.

19

just ... what do you say??
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:25am PT
They were fighting in or near the town of Yarnell, the burbs in the hills.. This sort of situation is the highest pressure one you can ask for. Wildlands and homes /businesses all involved to the hilt. In those scenarios theres a thousand ways to get killed. LITERALLY.


Ill be burning spirit sage tonight for my fallen comrades in arms.


Anymore these incidents dredge up my own memories and cuts like a knife to the guts. Theres ghosts in those hills.

Anastasia

climber
Home
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:30am PT
Yeah... 19. That number just hits so mercilessly hard... Seriously, start listing 19 of your closest friends that you know and step back, look at the list and let it sink in. A whole crew is just unimaginable.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:31am PT
f*#k !!!!!!
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:33am PT
I've posted on the other thread about how serious the fire conditions
are this year. AZ especially the Prescott area, had a rather dry, warm Spring.
Combine this with near all time record heat right now as our monsoon approaches.

Wild land firefighters, especially Hotshot crews are right on the
front lines.

It's very brushy country where this happened. I understand that
winds were very erratic (think thunderstorm downdrafts) today.

RIP my fallen brothers (and sisters?). I'm not looking forward to the dreams
tonight....

Albert
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:37am PT
damn, RIP
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:43am PT
Dalton hotshot pic
Dalton hotshot pic
Credit: Ron Anderson
Lacey

Social climber
Nevada
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:50am PT
What to say..... This is very sad news today.My thoughts and prayers out to all the family and friends of the Fallen , This makes me so sad..... I imagine I'll be getting called soon..... Thanks Nita, Big hugs to you..xoxoo
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jul 1, 2013 - 01:26am PT
Just devastating. Like others, just don't know what to say. Rest well, brave souls.

Eric
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 1, 2013 - 02:07am PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

The Granite Mountain Hotshots, 19 of the 20 perished after deploying their fire shelters near the town of Yarnell AZ..
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