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Davenport Fire Chief, Lynn Washburn says the 19-fire fighters who died while trying to put out a wildfire in Arizona have touched the hearts of fire fighters nationwide. She says a tragedy like this would greatly impact her team.

"It would have a devastating impact on the department. When you only have a department of 138-people, losing 19 of them would have a significant impact," she said.

The Yarnell Hill Wildfire has so far destroyed about 13 miles of land, 50 homes and has taken 19 lives that will never be forgotten.

"When you work so closely together and you're a team, to lose members of that team, it can really make it hard for you to focus and continue working."

She also says if an incident like this were to ever happen locally it would not only make an emotional impact, but it would create a delay.

"It may slow down our response times, it may make people have to wait or we may not be able to send as many to an incident but I wouldn't anticipate that happening because again the fire service is a team, we work together and in time of need other departments step-up."