45 percent containment on deadly Arizona fire

10:17 PM, Jul 3, 2013   |    comments
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YARNELL, Arizona (AP) - Crews have made significant progress in controlling a fire that killed 19 firefighters over the weekend.

Authorities said the fire near Yarnell is now 45 percent contained, up from 8 percent earlier in the day and zero a day ago.

Firefighters had cooperative weather that allowed them to achieve a breakthrough on the same day that they came off the line to salute a procession of vehicles that had been left by 19 Hotshot crew members killed in the line of duty.

 

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