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Gear wildland fire crews use to stay safe

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Part of the gear that every wildland firefighter carries with them is a fire shelter.

It's basically a single person tent that hotshot crews use as a last resort in order to protect themselves from flames.

The 19 firefighters killed in the Yardell Hill Fire reportedly deployed their fire shelters as a last resort while fighting the flames.

FOX 10'S Anita Roman shows us how these fire shelters work.

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