Yarnell Hill Fire: Sandbags placed near firefighters' memorial - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

DEVELOPING

Yarnell Hill Fire: Sandbags placed near firefighters' memorial

(Source: CBS 5 News) (Source: CBS 5 News)
(Source: CBS 5 News) (Source: CBS 5 News)
YARNELL, AZ (CBS5) -

Water filled with ash is heading downstream and causing flooding in the community of Yarnell, less than a month after a lightning-ignited wildfire took the lives of 19 firefighters.

Normally the vegetation would hold the ground in place, but that is all burned up in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The concern is that the rain wash and built up ash will increase the possibility of significant flooding.

Aerials from the CBS 5 News helicopter showed crews moving sandbags near the site where the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots perished. The fenced-off area is now a memorial for the fallen firefighters.

Arizona State Forestry spokeswoman Carrie Dennett said crews from Arizona State Forestry, Yavapai Emergency Management, the Prescott Fire Department and the Yarnell Fire Department are placing 250 sandbags to protect the memorial area from flooding.

There is a flash flood warning for Yavapai County until 12:45 p.m. Friday.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Vigil held for victims of domestic violence

    Vigil held for victims of domestic violence

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:22:43 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:39:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas State University wrapped up its Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness week with a special vigil dedicated to victims who have died because of relationship violence.

    Arkansas State University wrapped up its Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness week with a special vigil dedicated to victims who have died because of relationship violence.

  • Police department to get new patrol units

    Police department to get new patrol units

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:19:58 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:25:48 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Tuckerman Police Department fleet will soon see some upgrades after the city was awarded a $50,000 grant.

    The Tuckerman Police Department fleet will soon see some upgrades after the city was awarded a $50,000 grant.

  • Lyft headed to Jonesboro

    Lyft headed to Jonesboro

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:54:53 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:39:10 GMT
    (Source: Lyft via Twitter)(Source: Lyft via Twitter)

    A nationally known ride-sharing company is now operating in Jonesboro as well as several other cities in the state. 

    A nationally known ride-sharing company is now operating in Jonesboro as well as several other cities in the state. 

Powered by Frankly