The weather is being blamed for the deaths of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives battling the Yarnell Hill Fire .
In major wildfires, crews may call in a meteorologist who specializes in how weather can affect wildfires.
They're called incident meteorologists, and they help inform fire crews of changing conditions and can help make predictions at the scene to keep those crews safe.
But in the Yarnell Hill Fire, the ABC15 Investigators have learned that no incident meteorologist was requested until Monday morning.
The only request for weather information was for a "spot forecast" which is described as a detailed weather forecast for a specific location.
That request came hours before the 19 firefighters found themselves surrounded by a wall of fire.
At the time of the deaths, the Yarnell Hill Fire was classified as a Level 3 fire which is right in the middle of a possible five categories that measure severity.
But, given the dramatic and sudden shifts in weather during monsoon season, the question now is whether an incident meteorologist should have been at the scene when the firefighters were fighting the fire.
An investigative team is looking into what happened. Stay with ABC15 for updates.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
RIGHT NOW: Top Stories
Presidents and prime ministers, celebrities and royals joined tens of thousands of South Africans to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.
Officials are investigating a homicide Tuesday morning in Phoenix.
Plan for another freezing morning, but a warm-up by mid week. Find out just how much warmer we will be by the weekend.
A mother and her two young children are homeless after a fire sparked in their home early Tuesday morning.
President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.
A Mesa man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and lifetime probation in a child pornography case.