Somber Gathering for Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Jul 11th @ 9:17 am in News by Scott Staley


(BLM Field Office, Montrose, CO)

Firefighters stationed in Montrose assisting with Western Slope blazes gathered inside the Bureau of Land Management Field Office on Tuesday to observe a live-feed of the Memorial Service held for the 19-fallen firefighters killed fighting the Yarnell Hill fire in Prescott.  National Forest Public Information Officer Rick Barton says it was a somber and sobering gathering.

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Barton adds that the tragedy serves as a good reminder for fire fighters to always be cautious while working amidst very changeable life threatening conditions.