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Additional Forest Service Videos Posted


InvestigativeMedia has posted the remaining videos released by the U.S. Forest Service in response to its Oct. 14, 2014 Freedom of Information Act request. The additional videos include: M2U00262.mpg, M2U00263.mpg, M2U00264.mpg, M2U00265.mpg, M2U00266R.mp4, M2U00267.mpg, M2U00270.mpg, M2U00271.mpg and M2U00272.mpg. All of the Forest Service videos are available here.

Yarnell Hill Fire Chapter X


Please begin Chapter X of the Yarnell Hill Fire discussion here. Once again, do not include more than one link in your comment in order to avoid the spam folder.

Please refrain from personal attacks. Stay focused on what is known and what is not known.

Thank you, John

Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter II supplement, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V, Chapter VI, Chapter VII and Chapter VIII and Chapter IX.