The Yarnell Hill Fire Serious Accident Investigation Report was released on Sept. 28, 2013 during a press conference in Prescott, AZ.
InvestigativeMEDIA is continuing to investigate the events that led up to the deaths of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots during the June 30 wildfire.
Videos of the entire press conference and an interview with lead investigator, Florida State Forester Jim Karels, are posted below.
Opening statements by the Serious Accident Investigation Team:
Following the opening presentation, the team presented a video that summarizes its report:
A one hour press conference followed the video presentation. The entire press conference is posted below in four parts:
Press Conference Part I
Press Conference Part II
Press Conference Part III
Press Conference Part IV
Florida State Forester Jim Karels answered additional media questions following the press conference. Karels comments are posted in the two videos below:
Karels interview Part I
Karels interview Part II© Copyright 2013 John Dougherty, All rights Reserved. Written For: Investigative MEDIA