Deadly Ariz. wildfire hooked around Hotshot team, cutting off access to safety zone

  • by: AMANDA LEE MYERS , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 5, 2013 - 11:05 PM

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — An erratic wildfire driven by ferocious and shifting winds curled around the location of a team of Arizona Hotshot firefighters, cutting off their access to a safety zone and creating a death trap that quickly consumed them, two fire officials confirmed Friday based on a map of how the tragedy unfolded compiled by The Associated Press.

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