Jul 1, 2013 5:40 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Montecito firefighters establish fund to assist families of hot shots killed in Arizona

The Montecito Firefighter's Charitable Foundation has established a fund to assist the families of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hot Shots.

Nineteen members of the crew were killed when they were overtaken by flames from the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.

Montecito Fire officials say one of those crew members was the nephew of Operations Chief Terry McElwee and the grandson of former Fire Chief Herb McElwee.

To make a donation:

  • Make checks payable to "Montecito Firefighter's Charitable Foundation"
  • In the memo line, write "Nineteen Lost"
  • Tax ID #204817396
  • Mail donations to: Montecito Firefighter's Charitable Foundation, PO Box 5881, Montecito, CA 93150
  • Drop off donations in person at: Montecito Fire Station 1, 595 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito
  • Donations will also be accepted at the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast



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