Officials report the deadly wildfires that killed 19 firefighters in Arizona is 0% contained.
Nineteen elite firefighters were killed when an uncontrollable wildfire trapped them near Yarnell, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix. Prescott Fire Department spokesman Wade Ward Ward told ABC that the men had put up fire shelters, a tent-like safety device designed to deflect heat and trap breathable air, in an effort to survive.
The blaze is raging unchecked after burning about 8,400 acres. It was sparked by lightning on Friday. U.S. President Barack Obama joined a chorus of condolences over the deaths, whose exact cause was under investigation.
Photo: Retired firefighter reacts after placing a sign outside Fire Station No. 1 in Prescott, Arizona. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
A runner makes his way along a trail on a butte in front of the “super Moon” at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona May 5, 2012. A “super Moon” will light up Saturday’s night sky in a once-a-year cosmic show, overshadowing a meteor shower from remnants of Halley’s Comet, the U.S. space agency NASA said.
The Moon will seem especially big and bright since it will reach its closest spot to Earth at the same time it is in its full phase, NASA said. REUTERS/Darryl Webb