SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Somber ceremonies took place in Prescott, Arizona Monday marking the 1-year anniversary of the Yarnell Hill Fire. The fire took the life of 19-firefighters last year including 26-year old Sean Misner of Santa Ynez.
The Granite Mountain Hot Shot crew was overtaken by a wall of flames. The investigation found a number of problems. A report cited technical problems with the firefighters' radios and poor communications between the men and their support staff away from the fire scene. Now one year later Amanda Misner, Sean's widow, says her inspiration is her baby boy.