For the Families left behind saddens my heart and soul....
God Bless the Families of the Fallen
Professional coverage of this tragedy is at:
Here was a prophetic report on Sunday:
At 7:55 p.m. MDT @ArizonaNewsnet reported “The fire has engulfed the town of Yarnell. Multiple structures burning.”
This was apparently caused by a 180-degree shift in the direction of the wind. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. local time at the Stanton RAWS weather station four miles south of the fire, the wind was from the south-southwest or southwest, but at 5 p.m. it began blowing from the north-northeast at 22 to 26 mph gusting up to 43 mph. This may have pushed the fire into the town.
If there were any firefighters on the south or southwest side of the fire between 4 and 5 p.m., who previously had the wind at their backs for seven hours, they may have suddenly and unexpectedly found themselves at the head of the fire. This is sometimes caused by a passing or developing thunderstorm with strong outflowing downdrafts.