Local Firefighters React to Arizona Wildfire Deaths
The 19 deaths in the Arizona wildfire Sunday are the greatest loss of life for firefighters in a wildfire in the past 80 years. Fire fighters here in Montgomery say they feel the pain when something like this happens.
"These fire fighters train day in and day out for situations on the fire ground. The things in the fireground and esecially in today's firefighting change, you have can elements, the winds that change the direction of the fire. They change so rapidly and sometimes the equipment we have is just not enough," said Paulk.
This is the greatest loss of life for firefighters in a wildfire since the 1933 Griffith Park fire in southern California, which took 29 firefighters.