Arizona commission places blame, OKs $560K fine against forestry agency in firefighter deaths

  • by: BOB CHRISTIE , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 4, 2013 - 8:10 PM

PHOENIX — An Arizona commission that oversees workplace safety blamed the state's Forestry Division on Wednesday for the June deaths of 19 firefighters, saying state fire officials knowingly put protection of property ahead of safety and should have pulled crews out earlier.

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