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Residents at Arizona Fire Could be Home by Weekend

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Authorities at an Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters say they hope to let people return to their homes in fire-ravaged Yarnell by the weekend and contain the blaze within two weeks.
 
Fire spokeswoman Paige Rockett says the forecast calls for lighter wind Wednesday but noted that drought conditions still make it a dangerous situation.
 
She says the hope is to allow residents back into their homes over the weekend and contain the fire by July 12. It's 8% contained now.
 
All but one member of a Prescott-based Hotshot team was killed Sunday when they were overtaken by flames.
 
Nearly 600 firefighters are battling the blaze that has burned about 13 square miles and destroyed an estimated 50 homes in Yarnell, a town of about 700 people.  (AP)

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From the North Lake Fire Protection District:

North Lake Fire Protection District firefighters/paramedics will be collecting donations for the families of the fallen firefighters from the Prescott Arizona Fire Department, Granite Mountain Hotshots. During Red, White & Tahoe Blue festivities in Incline Village/Crystal Bay, they will be at various events on July 4th, 5th and 6th asking folks for their support and donations to ‘Fill the Boot'. 100% of any and all donations will go to the families of the fallen firefighters. Working in conjunction with Prescott Firefighter's Charities (a 501-3 (c) Tax ID# 26-2524291) www.prescottffcharities.org, your donation is tax deductible.

Please help us to assist these families during this extremely difficult time. We urge other fire services to assist in this effort to help our fallen brothers. No act of service or donation is too small.

From the North Lake Fire Protection District

From City of South Lake Tahoe:

Lake Valley Fire Protection District and South Lake Tahoe Fire Department are joining efforts in a "Fill the Boot" style fundraiser for the 19 Firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in the Arizona fires. The fundraiser will be held this Sunday, July 7th from 8am-2pm on Highway 50 near the Bug Station in Meyers. 

A Benefit has been formed by the Prescott Fire Department and 100% of the funds collected in South Lake Tahoe will be donated towards to families of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives in the Arizona fires. 

Donations can also be made at any of the South Lake Tahoe Fire Stations located at 1252 Ski Run Blvd., 2951 Lake Tahoe Blvd., or 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd. and at Lake Valley Fire Station 7 located at 2211 Keetak St. in Meyers. 

Please contact Perry Quinn of Lake Valley Fire Department at (530) 559-4813 or Lake Valley Station 7 at (530) 577-3737 with any questions.

You can also go to http://yarnellfallenfirefighters.com/

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