SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered flags be flown at
half-staff in memory of the 19 firefighters who were overrun by an Arizona
The order takes effect Friday at state-owned facilities.
Herbert issued a statement noting Utah lost one of its own — Joe Thurston of
Cedar City — outside the Arizona town of Yarnell.
Thurston was a member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots of Prescott.
Initial autopsy results show the firefighters died Sunday from burns, carbon
monoxide poisoning or oxygen deprivation, or a combination of the factors.