The lone survivor of the Yarnell Hill Fire

Brendan Mcdonough survived the Yarnell Hill Fire, the only of of the Granite Mountain 19 to do so. Since he was posted as a lookout, he was not with the crew at the time the fire changed directions. He was ordered to leave his post, and he did. Why wasn't the hotshot crew ordered to leave as well? That question is still unanswered.

Listening to his interview is chilling, and reminded me of the many fires I'd been on and the potential for things to go wrong. At  the time, I trusted my supervisors. Now, I wonder how many close calls I had that had the potential to be far worse.

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