Alex Robertson, a firefighter with the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service was in Colorado fighting that deadly wildfire with his fellow firefighters who died.
He said when he heard the news about the Arizona tragedy, he couldn't believe it.
"You know it hit me in the gut, as it probably hit everyone else. I started getting text messages shortly after it happened. I first thought, could it really be that bad. It's just tragic. You want to know what happened and how did it happen."
Robertson says it will be awhile before we know what happened to trap the Arizona firefighters.