Today's Viral Video: Witness talks about escaping Arizona wildfire

Jul 3 2013 - 7:24am

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Today's viral video comes from the Associated Press' YouTube channel.

It's a brief interview with Yarnell, Ariz. resident Chuck Overmeyer, whose neighbor's house caught fire as he was packing up his animals to leave the area. Eyes reddened with smoke, Overmeyer talks about the speed and fear he felt seeing the Yarnell Hill fire up close and personal.

The fire killed 19 firefighters June 30 when high winds fueled the flames. The fire is believed to have been caused by a lightning strike and has burned more than 6,000 acres.


 

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