July 2, 2013
Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots run during training on the use of emergency fire shelters. Nineteen members of the crew died this weekend fighting the Yarnell Hill fire.
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“Fire everywhere!” Phillip “Mando” Maldonado, a squad leader, shouts instructions as a dozen Hotshots, firefighters trained to combat wildfires in extreme conditions, face a nightmare scenario: flames rushing in from all sides and their survival hinging on successfully unfolding and wrapping themselves in thin sheets of heat-reflecting material.