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Arizona / Firefighters Deaths #1051414

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 01, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The deaths of 19 Hot Shot firefighters battling the Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona introduced; photos shown.

(Prescott, Arizona: Miguel Almaguer) The tragedy in Arizona reviewed; scenes of the vans carrying the bodies of the Granite Mountain Hotshot team, the flames & smoke, evacuees, burning homes; details given about the loss of firefighters in other major fires. [Prescott fire chief Dan FRAIJO†- says we’re devastated.] [2 RESIDENTS – comment.] [National Interagency Fire Center Alex ABOLS†- says they choose to do it because they enjoy the work and it is rewarding.] [US Forest Service Fire & Aviation director Tom HARBOUR†- says we have to learn from this tragedy.] [WOMAN – reacts.] The ongoing threat from this fire noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Prescott, Arizona: Gabe Gutierrez) The outpouring of support for the families of the firefighters featured; scenes shown from Prescott of the makeshift memorial; photos shown of victims Chris MacKenzie†, Kevin Woyjeck†† and Andrew Ashcraft†† [MacKenzie’s mother Laurie GORALSKI†, Prescott resident Jeannine BROWN†, victim’s friend Jim MARNELL†, Prescott Mayor Marlin KUYKENDALL†, retired firefighter Jeff KNOTEK††- comment.] [Los Angeles County Fire Department Keith MORA†- says any firefighter loss is one of us.]

Williams, Brian;
Almaguer, Miguel;
Gutierrez, Gabe

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