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Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on the Wildfire in Arizona

Release Date: 
July 1, 2013

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

“Today, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the nineteen firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty combating the wildfire outside Yarnell, Arizona. As thousands of their colleagues continue to fight wildfires across Arizona and the West, the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA are working closely with our federal partners including the Forest Service and the Department of Interior, to support state and local efforts. Our utmost priority is public safety and I urge residents in the impacted areas to continue to listen to local authorities and follow their guidance and instructions.” 

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Review Date: 
July 1, 2013
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