The final photo that fallen Hotshots firefighter Andrew Ashcraft texted to his wife has been posted on a Facebook page used by the Prescott Fire Department.
Ashcraft, 29, was one of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots crew members who perished while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on Sunday.
"It was out of the ordinary because he said, 'This is getting wild,' and 'Peeple's Valley and Yarnell are looking to burn,''' Juliann Ashcraft told CBS News. "That is not common language. Because usually he gets the thrill (fighting) the fire, from being there and helping. And this was a different scenario."
Juliann Aschcraft said she heard and saw reports the firefighters had died, but did not know for sure until authorities came to the door with the news.
Thursday, April 17 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:50:39 GMT
Arizona wildfire restrictions
The U.S. Forest Service is planning to enact fire restrictions Friday, about one month earlier than normal. Campfire and smoking restrictions will take effect at 8 a.m. on the Coconino, Kaibab, PrescottMore >>
Campfire and smoking restrictions will take effect at 8 a.m. on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests.More >>
Monday, April 14 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:27:03 GMT
Fisher Fire in Arizona
A wildfire reported Friday afternoon southeast of Flagstaff has spread to 150 acres. The Fisher Fire is located on Fisher Canyon area approximately six miles from Flagstaff, according to the U.S. ForestMore >>
The fire was at 145 acres Monday afternoon and was human caused, according to fire officials.More >>
Thursday, April 10 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:27:16 GMT
Arizona Public Service reassured customers Thursday that it's prepared to meet customer demand as summer heat and wildfires loom. "With nearly 20,000 miles of overhead power lines around the state, theMore >>
Arizona Public Service reassured customers Thursday that it's prepared to meet customer demand as summer heat and wildfires loom.More >>