July 9, 2010
An exhibit commemorating the 20th anniversary of the lethal Dude Fire will remain on display for the next year at the Northern Gila County Historical Society’s Rim Country Museum in Green Valley Park. The exhibit includes photos of the fire, a video-taped account of the fire by survivor David LaTour and other memorabilia.
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Exhibit examines lessons in tragic deaths of six firefighters 20 years ago when blunders and courage confronted a hurricane of flame
Their fate was sealed five miles overhead as the top of the roiling mushroom cloud of hot air began to disintegrate.