The Wyoming Hotshots have raised over $8,000 to help the families of the 19 firefighters killed at the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.
The Hotshots, based at Bighorn National Forest, collected the money during the Stampede Parade in Cody on July 4th. The firefighters and some of their children collected donations with boots and hard hats on the parade route.
Team member Colton McRann of Lander told the Cody Enterprise that the tragedy is a reminder of how dangerous their jobs are.
The money will be sent to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, which will use the money to help the families of the firefighters.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Fire restrictions imposed on state and federal lands in Arizona Officials are imposing fire restrictions on more state and federal lands in Arizona. The Bureau of Land Management says starting Friday,More >>
Arizona campers are lighting unapproved fires despite restrictions imposed on state and federal lands.More >>
Officials in Apache County are implementing fire restrictions that go into effect immediately. Emergency management authorities cite earlier than normal fire conditions that they describe as extreme.More >>
Fire Management Officer Mark Empey, of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, said fuel conditions in many areas of the region are at, or are nearly at, historic maximums.More >>
Fire officials say a lightning-caused blaze that charred an estimated 600 acres on a large ranch in southeastern Arizona is now fully contained. Cochise County Sheriff's Office said the fire about threeMore >>
Fire officials say a lightning-caused blaze that charred an estimated 600 acres on a large ranch in southeastern Arizona is now fully contained.More >>
Fire officials say a lightning-caused blaze hasn't threatened any structures but charred an estimated 600 acres on a large ranch in southeastern Arizona. Sonoita-Elgin Fire District Battalion Chief KevinMore >>
Cochise County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carol Capas said crews mopped up the O'Donell Fire about three miles southeast of Elgin.More >>