MYSTERY SOLVED: ARIZONA WILDFIRE ORIGIN WAS NUCLEAR BLAST RESIDUEPosted: July 3, 2013
From The Washington Post:
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Cory Moser was battling the Yarnell fire when word came that the Granite Mountain Hotshots had been overrun by the flames. The Prescott Fire Department division chief sped to the scene, where he found a “moonscape” of bare ground, rocks cracked and chipped from the intense heat of the flames.
Moser, who wound up spending the night minding the bodies of close friends and co-workers, said the desolate scene is one clue that whatever killed the 19 elite members of his fire department may well turn out to have been an unexpected “black swan” event — a rare turn of the weather, conditions or luck that no one expected or could have prevented.