Updated Jul 8, 2013 - 6:23 pm
Arizona leaders, national celebrities tweet sympathies over Yarnell firefighters' death
A number of Arizona's political figures, the president, and national celebrities have been on Twitter responding to the Yarnell Hill wildfire that claimed the lives of 19 firefighters Sunday.
19 firefighters dead battling #yarnellfire. I am sick with the news. Prayers go out to all affected.— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) July 1, 2013
Hearing that 19 firefighters were killed in Arizona today fighting the #yarnellfire. Absolutely devastating news.— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) July 1, 2013
Nicole & I join ppl of Phx & nation to express deepest condolences to families of the brave firefighters...More: http://t.co/kIpP1LoVxO— Greg Stanton (@MayorStanton) July 1, 2013
A sad, sad day for all of Arizona. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those firefighters lost and to all in Prescott.— Mayor Scott Smith (@Mayor_Smith) July 1, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go to the families of those who lost loved ones battling the Yarnell fire and those who continue to battle the blaze— Joe Arpaio (@RealSheriffJoe) July 1, 2013
19 firefighters killed in Arizona - terrible tragedy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2013
Awful news out of Arizona. Condolences go out to all the families of the firefighters and all who suffered losses.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) July 1, 2013
For volunteer, fundraising and other ways to assist those affected by the Yarnell Hill Fire, go to yarnellfallenfirefighters.com.