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Florida's top forestry firefighter to head Arizona fire investigation

Florida's top forestry firefighter will *lead the investigation into what went wrong in Arizona when 19 firefighters died on Sunday.
   
The Yarnell fire is believed to have been sparked by a lightning strike on Friday.
The fire has burned about 13 square miles, destroyed nearly 200 homes and prompted hundreds to evacuate.
   
The team was out creating fire lines when they got trapped in the flames.     
Florida State Forrester Jim Karels landed in Arizona at midnight this morning.
   
He will use his 30 years of experience to help find answers.
"He felt like it was the right thing to do and wants to figure our what happened so we can prevent the loss of any lives.
It's a tragedy to lose anyone, but to lose so many at once, our hearts just break for them. ">
     
Florida is no stranger to losing firefighters in the line of duty.
Since 2000, 50 firefighters have been added to the wall of honor.