by Kurt Hildebrand

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July 26, 2013
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Fallen firefighters top of mind during Bison blaze

Even as they were battling the largest fire in Douglas County history, firefighters were mindful of the loss of 19 of their own near Prescott, Ariz., on June 30. “It was on everyone’s mind in some way, shape or form,” East Fork Fire Chief Tod Carlini said. “I don’t think it impacted anyone’s ability, but there was certainly an atmosphere of safety.” Carlini said the deaths of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots was mentioned at every briefing, and on July 9, the day’s firefight was dedicated to them. “There was certainly heightened awareness because of it,” he said. “Every safety …

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