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Heavy winds from monsoon storms clouds above kick up huge ash clouds from below from the Yarnell fire in Congress, Arizona

Source: Reuters - Tue, 2 Jul 2013 07:28 AM
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Heavy winds from monsoon storms clouds above kick up huge ash clouds from below from the Yarnell fire in Congress, Arizona July 1, 2013, a day after an elite squad of 19 Arizona firefighters were killed in the worst U.S. wildland fire tragedy in 80 years. The firefighters were apparently outflanked and engulfed by wind-whipped flames in seconds, before some could scramble into cocoon-like personal shelters. Details of Sunday's deaths of all but one member of the specially trained, 20-man Granite Mountain Hotshots were vague a day after they died in the blaze that destroyed scores of homes and forced the evacuation of two towns in central Arizona. REUTERS/Gene Blevins (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

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