'Only the Brave' Immortalizes Story Of 19 Firefighters Killed In Yarnell Fire

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 4:25pm
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 4:37pm

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"Only the Brave" stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly.

In the summer of 2013, one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history killed 19 firefighters from Prescott. The Granite Mountain Hotshots were cut off from their escape route and the shelters they carried could not withstand the fire’s heat.

Their story is now immortalized in the film “Only The Brave,” starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly. The movie begins with the hotshots’ formation and follows the events leading up to the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire.

The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski and had input from Brendan McDonough, the lone surviving member of that hotshot team, as well as technical advice from Pat McCarty, who also served as a Granite Mountain hotshot until 2010.

The Show’s Kaely Monahan recently sat down with Kosinki and McCarty to talk about the making of the film.

The movie is now playing in theaters.

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