Virtual memorial to include thousands of items dropped off after Yarnell Hill Fire

PRESCOTT, AZ - One year after the tragedy in Yarnell, the City of Prescott still has no immediate plans to create a memorial from items dropped off at Station 7 following the fire, but a virtual memorial has been created.

After the fire more than 8,000 items were dropped off at Station 7 and restored to museum quality so that anybody from around the world can remember the men who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Volunteers have helped restore these items in order to preserve a piece of Prescott history. They spent countless hours scraping off mud from stuffed toys that were rotting.

Volunteers also restored flags, pictures, letters and even clothing. The station received 1,000 sympathy cards that would have never been seen if it wasn't for the virtual museum.

The world will now be able to see all of the items, including possible t-shirts that may have a firefighters name on it, that were dropped off after June 30, 2013 with just one click.

As of June 30, there will be around 600 items uploaded to the virtual museum with the rest to eventually follow.

If you want to visit the site, click here.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments
Your Region News
West Valley Phoenix Metro Southeast Valley Northeast Valley Northern Arizona Central/Southern AZ