Yarnell Hill Fire 100% contained, residents return to homes - New York News

Yarnell Hill Fire 100% contained, residents return to homes

Posted: Updated:
YARNELL, Ariz. -

A mountain highway that runs through the area where 19 firefighters died protecting a former gold-rush town reopened Wednesday as residents sifted through the rubble of their homes. Officials later announced the fire was 100% contained.
 
The Yarnell Hill Fire, where 19 members of the Prescott-based Granite Mountain Hotshots died, has burned about 13 square miles and destroying 114 structures. It was fully contained Wednesday night.

Residents were allowed back in this week, and the road through the area reopened to the public on Wednesday.

We talked to residents who were trying to salvage what they could as they prepared for life after the wildfire. Only about one-third of residents had home insurance.

Also Wednesday, there was a procession on I-17 for 3 of the hotshots who were being flown out of state to be laid to rest. The three white hearses were led by a fire engine.

Video: FOX 10's Andrew Hasbun reports.


To help Dianna Stitt, who speaks during the video above titled "First look at Yarnell after wildfire rips through town":

Dianna Stitt
P.O. Box 43
Yarnell, AZ 85632

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press modified.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

    Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:20:23 GMT
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
  • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:00:24 GMT
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a...
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.
  • Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:15:54 GMT

    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.


    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.



Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices