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Yarnell Hill Fire report: Officials discuss serious accident report (FULL VIDEO)

Posted at 1:45 PM, Sep 28, 2013
and last updated 2014-06-25 15:12:34-04

Members of the team that released the Yarnell Hill Serious Accident Investigation report explained their findings during a Saturday morning press conference at Prescott High School.

Watch the entire press conference in the video player above.

Towards the end of the press conference, there was also a question-and-answer session during which reporters and community members were able to ask officials questions regarding the report.

The 120-page report released Saturday found that all procedures were followed and assigned little of blame for the worst firefighting tragedy since Sept. 11, 2001.

The investigation into the June deaths did cite poor communication between the men and support staff, and reveals that an airtanker carrying flame retardant was hovering overhead as the men died.

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