Tour of Arizona wildfire site provides perspective of rough terrain crew encountered

  • by: BRIAN SKOLOFF , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 24, 2013 - 9:10 AM

YARNELL, Ariz. — The location sits in a basin surrounded on three sides by charred, boulder-strewn mountains. Blackened cactuses appear as if they melted in the flames. Rocks the size of pickup trucks are perched precariously on the steep hillsides. An American flag flaps in the wind near a Granite Mountain Hotshots T-shirt that hangs on a burned cactus as a makeshift memorial to the men who died there.

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