June 30, 2013
Caption: Mayor Greg Stanton
PHOENIX — Mayor Greg Stanton released the following statement tonight regarding the deaths of 19 firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire:
“Nicole and I join the people of Phoenix and the entire nation to express our deepest condolences to the families of the brave firefighters who lost their lives battling the Yarnell Hill fire. This terrible tragedy is one of the worst in the history of firefighting and a solemn reminder of the extraordinary danger our first responders face every day. I have spoken to the City Manager, and Phoenix stands prepared to help in any way."