“It was a force of Nature," said Hereford homeowner @Angela A Daugherty. "I could see the smoke. It was red, and the air was so hot from it."
In June of 2011, the Monument Fire burned more than 30,000 acres of land in the Huachuca Mountains, and forced more than 12,000 individuals in the area to evacuate to avoid the flames.
The Herald/Review spoke with first responders, nonprofits, homeowners, and journalists who were on the front lines of the blaze.
Today, they share their experiences of the fire and reflections of the event 10 years later.
These are their stories.
Stay tuned to our three-part article, video and audio series covering the fire from beginning to end. Each installment will be released on Friday’s, starting on June 11 on our Friday edition of the newspaper, the Daily Chirp podcast and a video feature on the Herald/Review's YouTube channel.