Tag: jerry payne

  • Official: Hotshot chief violated security protocols in deadly Yarnell fireplace

    PHOENIX—Eric Marsh, the superintendent of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew, violated wildfire security protocols when he and 18 of his firefighters had been killed within the Yarnell Hill Fireplace on June 30, Jerry Payne, the Arizona State Forestry Division deputy director, stated Monday. Marsh, 43, was given vast latitude to make tactical choices within the…