Yarnell Hill Fire: Sandbags placed near firefighters' memorial - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

DEVELOPING

Yarnell Hill Fire: Sandbags placed near firefighters' memorial

Posted: Updated:
(Source: CBS 5 News) (Source: CBS 5 News)
(Source: CBS 5 News) (Source: CBS 5 News)
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • State fire marshal investigating West Frankfort high rise building fires

    State fire marshal investigating West Frankfort high rise building fires

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:27:38 GMT
    West Frankfort Fire Department was sent out to the Anna Gray High Rise Building on Main Street for five different fire calls throughout the day on Saturday. 
    West Frankfort Fire Department was sent out to the Anna Gray High Rise Building on Main Street for five different fire calls throughout the day on Saturday. 
  • Everyday Hero: Beverly Thomas

    Everyday Hero: Beverly Thomas

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:42:32 GMT
    KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - "Hello, how you all doing?"When you walk into Leonard's and Virgie's Place in downtown Kennett, Missouri, you're greeted like family. "She helps everybody," said Roy Jones. "You know she doesn't just help the low income people. She actually helps working people who work every day, but maybe aren't making a substantial amount of money to support them and their family."Beverly Thomas started Leonard's and Virgie's Place in honor of her parents, who were known in the commun...
    KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - "Hello, how you all doing?"When you walk into Leonard's and Virgie's Place in downtown Kennett, Missouri, you're greeted like family. "She helps everybody," said Roy Jones. "You know she doesn't just help the low income people. She actually helps working people who work every day, but maybe aren't making a substantial amount of money to support them and their family."Beverly Thomas started Leonard's and Virgie's Place in honor of her parents, who were known in the commun...
  • US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:00:23 GMT
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.
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. 

  • Also on KFVS12.comMore>>

  • Sidebar: Yarnell Hill Fire

    Wildfires

    Thursday, December 19 2013 8:02 PM EST2013-12-20 01:02:20 GMT
    SPECIAL SECTION SLIDESHOWS VIDEOS RESOURCES
    SPECIAL SECTION SLIDESHOWS VIDEOS RESOURCES
  • Arizona WildfiresMore>>

  • UPDATE

    Medical examiner confirms IDs of Sedona plane crash victims

    Medical examiner confirms IDs of Sedona plane crash victims

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:23:25 GMT
    The Yavapai County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identities of four people who died after a single-engine plane crashed in rough terrain northwest of Sedona on Sunday.
    The victims were the pilot, Jonathan McGeary, 22, of Flagstaff; Levi Wallace, 23, of Prescott; Johanna Naber, 18, of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan Canada; and Sabrina Giebelen, 19, of Krefeld, Germany.
  • US officials consider logging in Flagstaff area

    US officials consider logging in Flagstaff area

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:59:16 GMT
    Use of cables and helicopters to drag and lift logs from forest slopes are among thinning alternatives under consideration to protect Flagstaff from wildfire and its watershed from flooding.The Arizona
    Use of cables and helicopters to drag and lift logs from forest slopes are among thinning alternatives under consideration to protect Flagstaff from wildfire and its watershed from flooding.
  • 70-acre Tweeds Fire nearly contained

    70-acre Tweeds Fire nearly contained

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-07-14 23:11:31 GMT
    Tweeds Fire nearly containedTweeds Fire nearly contained
    A 70-acre wildfire about 40 miles southwest of St. George, UT, is 95 percent contained, fire officials said.
    The Tweeds Fire started Sunday at 5 p.m. on land under the jurisdiction of the BLM Arizona Strip District/Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.
Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.