New details about Arizona fire killing 19 firemen

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by KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM

PRESCOTT, AZ. -- New details Tuesday about the fast moving fire that killed 19 members of an elite firefighting team.

The only member to survive was their lookout who was away from the others after moving a vehicle. He was on a hillside and had both radio and visual contact with his comrades. He was warning them to get out when they were trapped by flames driven by erratic, shifting winds.

More than 500 firefighters are still trying to bring the inferno under control, so far it's burned more than 13 square miles.

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