Two years ago this week, 19 elite firefighters died in the Yarnell Hill Fire in a remote section of Arizona. On Monday, the state reached a settlement with the families left behind. It also agreed to change the way it fights wildfires, with increased safety training and possibly better tracking equipment.
But the effects of the fire linger, especially in the community the firefighters died trying to protect. The tiny town of Yarnell, about 80 miles north of Phoenix, was devastated by the fire – so much so that maybe people wondered if it would ever recover. From the Here & Now contributors network, Stina Sieg of member station KJZZ reports.
This segment aired on July 3, 2015.