Tennesean Battles Blaze that Killed 19 Arizona Firefighters

Jul 3, 2013

Credit nifc.gov

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  Tennessee is contributing personnel to fight wildfires out west as the blaze that killed 19 Arizona firefighters continues to grow.

The Tennessee Interagency Coordination Center routinely sends in-state federal wildfire teams out west to lend a hand.

There are currently four Tennesseans working western wildfires; one of them is battling the blaze that killed 19 Arizona firefighters on Sunday.

That fire is still largely out of control and has grown to 13 square miles in size.

The Associated Press reports that the bodies of the nineteen men killed were moved to Phoenix this morning where the medical examiner will perform autopsies on them.

Arizona’s governor has ordered all flags in the state flown at half-staff.