Tuesday 4 August 2015

Photos: Firefighters battle wildfires in US

Published 01/07/2013 | 11:13

Granite Mountain Hotshots crew from Prescott, AZ in undated photo from the department's Web site
Granite Mountain Hotshots crew from Prescott, AZ in undated photo from the department's Web site
Dean Smith watches as the Yarnell Hill Fire encroaches on his home in Glenn Ilah
A wildfire burns homes in the Glenn Ilah area near Yarnell, Arizona
Nineteen firefighters died tackling a wildfire in Arizona
A wildfire burns homes in Yarnell, Arizona
Firefighters spray water on a restaurant to help protect it from flames in the Glenn Ilah area
Homes burn as the Yarnell Hill Fire approaches Glenn Ilah near Yarnell, Arizona.
Firefighters move away from the Yarnell Hill Fire, near the town of Yarnell, Arizona, about 80 miles (128 km) northwest of Phoenix
A tanker drops fire retardant in Arizona.
The Arizona wildfires have forced the evacuation of residents in the town of Yarnell.
Residents evacuate Yarnell.
A wildfire destroys homes near Yarnell, Arizona. The fire started with a lightning strike on Friday and spread to 2,000 acres on Sunday amid triple-digit temperatures.

Triple-digit temperatures have led to uncontrollable wildfires in Arizona

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