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Fire Shelters: How they work to save lives

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The West Virginia Division of Forestry does not currently have anyone in Arizona fighting the wildfires, but officials with the National Park Service spoke with 59News reporter Lauren Hensley about the situation.

The 19 firefighters were killed Sunday while trying to protect the town of Yarnell.  According to reports from the Associated Press, they were forced to deploy fire shelters. These shelters are used to try and save their lives.

59News is working for you to learn more about fire shelters and how they work. Watch for the details on 59News at 5 and 6.