19 firefighters killed in Arizona: Denis Leary and more celebs send Twitter condolences
After an Arizona forest fire was swept up by a windstorm and turned into a massive inferno that led to 19 firefighters killed, many took to social media networks to send their condolences to those affected by the United States' biggest loss of firefighters in a wildfire in 80 years.
"This is as dark a day as I can remember," Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says in a statement. "It may be days or longer before an investigation reveals how this tragedy occurred, but the essence we already know in our hearts: Fighting fires is dangerous work."
Among those who took to Twitter was Denis Leary, who starred as a firefighter in the FX television series "Rescue Me." The founder of Leary Firefighters Foundation and the Fund for New York's Bravest, among other Hollywood celebrities, shared their thoughts for those affected by the tragedy:
Denis Leary: "Thoughts and condolences to the Prescott Fire Dept in Arizona. 19 brave souls."
Donald Trump: "19 firefighters killed in Arizona - terrible tragedy!"
Erin Andrews: "No words...RT @FoxNews: UPDATE: 19 firefighters confirmed dead fighting Arizona blaze"
Jim Gaffigan: "My thoughts are with AZ and the family of these fire fighters '19 Firefighters Are Killed Battling Arizona Wildfire'"
Ken Jeong: "My thoughts & prayers go to the Arizona Firefighters."
Nikki Sixx: "So sad to hear about the 19 firefighters who lost their lives today in AZ.Our prayers go out to the families and community.#Heros"
Olivia Munn: "Tragedy in Arizona. My thoughts & prayers are with all the loved ones of the 19 fallen firefighters."
Arianna Huffington: "Our hearts go out to all affected by the fire in Arizona, and the families of those who died in the service of others"