Andrew Sterling Ashcraft

Nineteen firefighters, members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, were killed while working the Yarnell Hill fire near Yarnell, Arizona, when their position was overrun by flames. The Yarnell Hill fire was listed at 800 acres on Sunday morning. When a thunder cell passed over, the fire blew up. Wind gusts of 40-50 mph occurred. Fire crews were reported to have deployed their fire shelters at about 1755hrs. Because of poor visibility, fire behavior, and high wind, no contact was made with the crew for a little more than an hour. Shortly thereafter, confirmation of the multiple firefighter fatalities was made. Investigation into the fatal incident continues. Incident Location: West of Yarnell, AZ (USNG: 12S UC 362 880)

Department Information

Prescott Fire Department
1700 Iron Springs RD
USNG: 12S UD 6245 2646
Prescott, Arizona 86305

Chief: Dan Fraijo

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 29 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Wildland Part-Time 
Incident Date: Jun 30, 2013 17:55
Date of Death: Jun 30, 2013 
Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped 
Nature of Death: Burns 
Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Outdoor Property 
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Memorial Fund Information

Organizations helping the families of the fallen Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew: The 100 Club of Arizona - ; Wildland Firefighter Foundation - ; National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – c/o Yarnell Hill Fallen Firefighters Fund, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or online at