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Published on Dec 30, 2013
On June 30, 2013, 19 firefighters from Granite Mountain Hotshots crew were killed battling a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona. Huge questions remain about the last moments of their lives. Why did they move out of a safe area in their final minutes of life? Why did the fire move so quickly? Could their deaths have been prevented?
The tragedy also raises a crucial environmental issue: Has the very act of fighting wildfires made our forests more dangerous?
Weather.com investigates in this original documentary. Read our full report here: weather.creatavist.com/story/8137
Executive Producers: Greg Gilderman, Neil Katz, Shawn Efran Producers: John Carlos Frey, Joe Halderman Editor: Brandon Kieffer Composer: Nathan Matthew David Coordinating Producer: Brady Leifer Associate Producer: Katie Wiggin Production Assistants: Benjamin Heller, Kait Walsh