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Arizona wildfires claims lives, firefighters remembered

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American flags and mementos adorn the outside fence of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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.

Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots watch a
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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)

Colleen Turbyfill, mother of Travis Turbyfill who was
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Colleen Turbyfill, mother of Travis Turbyfill who was a member of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew that were killed battling a wildfire near Yarnell, Ariz. (July 4, 2013)

Firefighter, Kevin Woyjeck, right, and his father, Los
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Firefighter, Kevin Woyjeck, right, and his father, Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Joe Woyjeck. Kevin Woyjeck of Seal Beach, Calif., was one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew, who was killed. (June 30, 2013)

Firefighter Andrew Ashcraft was one of 19 firefighters
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Firefighter Andrew Ashcraft was one of 19 firefighters killed battling an out-of-control wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz. (June 30, 2013)

A boy holds a US flag during a
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A boy holds a US flag during a vigil and memorial gathering at the Prescott High School in Prescott, Arizona. (July 2, 2013)

American flags and mementos adorn the outside fence
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American flags and mementos adorn the outside fence of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

Crosses, flowers and an American flag adorn the
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Crosses, flowers and an American flag adorn the fence outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

The sun rises over a makeshift memorial outside
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The sun rises over a makeshift memorial outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

Greg Danielson of Prescott looks over the makeshift
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Greg Danielson of Prescott looks over the makeshift memorial outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

Flowers, American flags and mementos adorn the outside
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Flowers, American flags and mementos adorn the outside fence of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

American flags, shaped in a heart, adorn the
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American flags, shaped in a heart, adorn the fence outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

An American flag flies at half mast on
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An American flag flies at half mast on top of the Prescott Court House in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

Pat Jines of Chino Valley, Arizona looks over
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Pat Jines of Chino Valley, Arizona looks over the makeshift memorial outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

Flowers, American flags and mementos adorn the outside
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Flowers, American flags and mementos adorn the outside fence of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

Nineteen electric candles and flowers lie outside of
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Nineteen electric candles and flowers lie outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

A sign reading
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A sign reading "Heroes" is displayed on a fence, adorned with mementos, outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

Nineteen toy firetrucks are placed around a stuffed
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Nineteen toy firetrucks are placed around a stuffed animal outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

Greg Danielson of Prescott looks over the makeshift
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Greg Danielson of Prescott looks over the makeshift memorial outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

Signs, flowers and mementos adorn the outside of
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Signs, flowers and mementos adorn the outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

A bulletin board filled with caring messages leans
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A bulletin board filled with caring messages leans on the fence outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 3, 2013)

A picture of fallen firefighter Wade Parker is
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A picture of fallen firefighter Wade Parker is displayed at a makeshift memorial at the fire station in Prescott, Ariz., (July 1, 2013)

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A "19" is painted on the field in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew firefighters who died battling a fast-moving wildfire near Yarnell, AZ before the MLB game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. (July 5, 2013) )

Kirk Gibson #23 of the Arizona Diamondbacks stands
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Kirk Gibson #23 of the Arizona Diamondbacks stands attended for the National Anthem before the MLB game against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. (July 5, 2013)

A young boy and girl look over candles
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A young boy and girl look over candles and a fire helmet on the main stage as they await the start of the candlelight vigil in honor of the 19 fallen firefighters at Prescott High School in Prescott, Ariz. (July 2, 2013)

Immediate family members of firefighters killed in the
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Immediate family members of firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill fire embrace each other before the start of a memorial service at Prescott High School in Prescott, Ariz. (July 2, 2013)

Mementos are posted on a fence outside Fire
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Mementos are posted on a fence outside Fire Station 7 in Prescott, Ariz. (July 2, 2013)

Jeanette Moore of Phoenix, the aunt of fallen
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Jeanette Moore of Phoenix, the aunt of fallen firefighter John Percin, puts up a remembrance in photos to her nephew adding to the memorial for the fallen firefighters in front of Prescott Fire Station 7. (July 2, 2013)

Donna Chamblee, left, of Dewey, Ariz., and Nicole
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Donna Chamblee, left, of Dewey, Ariz., and Nicole Fought, 19, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., hold signs during a vigil for the 19 firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Hill fire, on the football field at Prescott High School in Prescott, Ariz. (July 2, 2013)

Crosses with the names of the deceased firefighters
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Crosses with the names of the deceased firefighters lean on a fence outside Fire Station 7 in Prescott, Ariz. (July 2, 2013)

A plaque is posted on a fence outside
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A plaque is posted on a fence outside Fire Station 7 in Prescott, Ariz. (July 2, 2013)

Firefighter Jesus Acosta attends a vigil and memorial
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Firefighter Jesus Acosta attends a vigil and memorial gathering at the Prescott High School in Prescott, Ariz. (July 2, 2013)

An Arizona Ranger salutes during a community vigil
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An Arizona Ranger salutes during a community vigil in Prescott, Ariz., for the 19 firefighters from Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew that were killed battling a wildfire near Yarnell, Ariz. (July 2, 2013)

People hold attend a vigil and memorial gathering
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People hold attend a vigil and memorial gathering at the Prescott High School in Prescott, Ariz. (July 2, 2013)

A fire engine idles outside Prescott High School
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A fire engine idles outside Prescott High School in Prescott, Ariz., Tuesday. (July 2, 2013)

Fred Dangler and Nicole Gambill of Prescott, Ariz.,
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Fred Dangler and Nicole Gambill of Prescott, Ariz., embrace their children Evan, 9, right and Aidan, 8, during a candlelight vigil for the 19 firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Hill fire, on the football field at Prescott High School in Prescott, Ariz. (July 2, 2013)

Kimberly Reynolds of Prescott Valley, Ariz. attends a
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Kimberly Reynolds of Prescott Valley, Ariz. attends a vigil for the 19 firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Hill fire, on the football field at Prescott High School in Prescott, Ariz. (July 2, 2013)

Attendees attend a vigil and memorial gathering at
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Attendees attend a vigil and memorial gathering at the Prescott High School in Prescott, Ariz. (July 2, 2013)

Linda Lambert is comforted by her friend Margo
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Linda Lambert is comforted by her friend Margo Williams as she visits the memorial outside the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew fire station. (Tuesday, July 2, 2013)

Don Manafield pays his respects by playing a
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Don Manafield pays his respects by playing a bagpipe at a makeshift memorial outside the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew fire station. (Tuesday, July 2, 2013)

George Murphy of the Yavapi Tribal Police pays
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George Murphy of the Yavapi Tribal Police pays his respects at a makeshift memorial outside the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew fire station. (Tuesday, July 2, 2013)

Georgia Johnson, of Prescott, Ariz., pays her respects
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Georgia Johnson, of Prescott, Ariz., pays her respects at a plaque honoring 19 firefighters killed battling a wildfire near Yarnell, Ariz., Sunday outside the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew fire station. (Tuesday, July 2, 2013)

Don and Evelyn Manafield pays their respects at
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Don and Evelyn Manafield pays their respects at a makeshift memorial outside the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew fire station. (Tuesday, July 2, 2013)

Members of the community observe a memorial set
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Members of the community observe a memorial set up outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 1, 2013)

Firefighters gather during a memorial service Monday in
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Firefighters gather during a memorial service Monday in Prescott, Arizona. (July 1, 2013)

Nicole Sweepe-Peysir of Prescott, Arizona leaves flowers at
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Nicole Sweepe-Peysir of Prescott, Arizona leaves flowers at a memorial set up outside of Station 7. (July 1, 2013)

Flowers and American flags are set up outside
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Flowers and American flags are set up outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 1, 2013)

Flowers and American flags are set up outside
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Flowers and American flags are set up outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 1, 2013)

Members of the community observe a memorial set
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Members of the community observe a memorial set up outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 1, 2013)

Judy Ostendorf of Prescott, AZ observes a memorial
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Judy Ostendorf of Prescott, AZ observes a memorial set up outside of Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona. (July 1, 2013)

Audience members applaud a speaker during the Yarnell
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Audience members applaud a speaker during the Yarnell fire memorial service held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. (July 1, 2013)

A bagpipe player performs during the Yarnell fire
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A bagpipe player performs during the Yarnell fire memorial service held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. (July 1, 2013)

A woman with American flags in her hair
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A woman with American flags in her hair mourns during the Yarnell fire memorial service held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. (July 1, 2013)

People say the Pledge of Allegiance during the
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People say the Pledge of Allegiance during the Yarnell fire memorial service held at Embry-Little Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. (July 1, 2013)

Claire Caldwell (right), wife to fallen firefighter Robert
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Claire Caldwell (right), wife to fallen firefighter Robert Caldwell, grieves during a memorial service at EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. (July 1, 2013)

Members of the Hotshot firefighters team mourn their
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Members of the Hotshot firefighters team mourn their lost brothers during the Yarnell fire memorial service held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz. (July 1, 2013)

Juliann Ashcraft, wife of fallen firefighter Andrew Ashcraft,
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Juliann Ashcraft, wife of fallen firefighter Andrew Ashcraft, cries alongside her father-in-law Tom Ashcraft, outside of the Granite Mountain Hotshot fire station in Prescott, Arizona. (July 1, 2013)

A home burns in the Yarnell Hill fire
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A home burns in the Yarnell Hill fire in Yarnell, Ariz. The fire started Friday and picked up momentum as the area experienced high temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions, forcing the evacuation of residents in the Peeples Valley area and in the town of Yarnell. (June 30, 2013)

Tanker 910 makes a retardant drop on the
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Tanker 910 makes a retardant drop on the Yarnell Hill fire to help protect the Double Bar A Ranch near Peeples Valley, Ariz. (June 30, 2013)

A fire engine moves along Hays Ranch Road
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A fire engine moves along Hays Ranch Road as the Yarnell Hill fire advances on Peeples Valley, Ariz. (June 30, 2013)

Homes burn as the Yarnell Hill fire burns
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Homes burn as the Yarnell Hill fire burns in Glenn Ilah near Yarnell, Ariz. (June 30, 2013)

The Yarnell Hill fire burns through the town
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The Yarnell Hill fire burns through the town of Yarnell, Ariz. The fire started Friday and picked up momentum as the area experienced high temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions. (June 30, 2013)

A wildfire burns homes in the Glenn Ilah
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A wildfire burns homes in the Glenn Ilah area near Yarnell, Ariz. An Arizona fire chief says the wildfire that killed 19 members of his crew near the town was moving fast and fueled by hot, dry conditions. (June 30, 2013)

Firefighters spray water on a restaurant to help
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Firefighters spray water on a restaurant to help protect it from flames in the Glenn Ilah area near Yarnell, Ariz. (June 30, 2013)

A wildfire destroys homes in the Glenn Ilah
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A wildfire destroys homes in the Glenn Ilah area near Yarnell, Ariz. (June 30, 2013)

A wildfire burns homes in Yarnell, Ariz. (June
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A wildfire burns homes in Yarnell, Ariz. (June 30, 2013)

Firefighters monitor a restaurant as the Yarnell Hill
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Firefighters monitor a restaurant as the Yarnell Hill fire burns near Yarnell, Ariz. The fire started Friday and picked up momentum as the area experienced high temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions. (June 30, 2013)

Homes burn as the Yarnell Hill fire approaches
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Homes burn as the Yarnell Hill fire approaches Glenn Ilah near Yarnell, Ariz. It has forced the evacuation of residents in the Peeples Valley area and in the town of Yarnell. (June 30, 2013)

Homes burn as the Yarnell Hill fire approaches
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Homes burn as the Yarnell Hill fire approaches in Glenn Ilah on near Yarnell, Ariz. (June 30, 2013)

Tanker 910 makes a retardant drop Yarnell Hill
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Tanker 910 makes a retardant drop Yarnell Hill fire to help protect the Double Bar A Ranch near Peeples Valley, Ariz. (June 30, 2013)

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