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Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots watch a growing wildfire that later swept over and killed the crew of 19 firefighters near Yarnell, Ariz. (June 30, 2013)(Credit: AP )

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Arizona wildfires claims lives, firefighters remembered

An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires was overtaken by the out-of-control blaze in Arizona, killing 19 members. The lightning-sparked fire, which spread to at least 2,000 acres amid triple-digit temperatures, also destroyed 200 homes and sent hundreds fleeing from Yarnell, a town of about 700 residents about 85 miles northwest of Phoenix.


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