Arizona wildfire: 'Weather conditions were recipe for disaster'
1 July 2013 Last updated at 09:30 BST
At least 19 US firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in central Arizona, local officials say.
They died while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell, about 80 miles (130km) north-west of Phoenix.
It is the highest death toll for firefighters in a single incident since 9/11.
Jon Irula, a paramedic firefighter based in Lake Havisu in Arizona told BBC Breakfast: "We know that because of the thunderstorms and the dry heat they were experiencing very erratic fire behaviour and dealing with fatigue."