Scars and lessons from firefighting disaster
| Families still struggle with loss on Storm King
Kathy and Kenny Brinkley hold the high school graduation picture of their son Levi, who died in the Storm King tragedy, at their home in Burns. ““There’s a hole in your heart,” Kenny Brinkley says. Andy Tullis / The Bulletin
On July 9, 1994, Jerry McDonald, left, a safety officer for the U.S. Forest Service from the Stanislaus National Forest, looks over the burned scrub on Storm King Mountain west of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. McDonald was giving a tour to then-U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy, right, of the mountain where 14 firefighters died on July 6 while battling a blaze. David Zalubowski / AP file photo
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Part of the Wildland Firefighters Monument in Prineville, dedicated in part to the memory of the nine Prineville Hotshots who died in the South Canyon Fire.
Parks worker Cindy Svatos trims flowers and bushes in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on June 23, 2004, at a memorial dedicated to the firefighters who were killed on Storm King Mountain in 1994. The Associated Press file photo
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