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19 Firefighters: Tearful Vigil Sees 19 Balloons Released

After 19 firefighters were killed on Sunday while battling wildfires in Arizona, the country mourned not just the loss of lives, but the loss of 19 brave souls who did what most of us could never do. The wildfires have been the deadliest where firefighters are concerned since 9/11, and on Tuesday evening, mourners gathered in Prescott, Arizona to pay …

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19 Firefighters Killed in Arizona

Nineteen firefighters have been killed battling wildfires in central Arizona near the town of Yarnell. All 19 were part of an elite “hot shot” crew, a group of firefighters who hike miles into the wilderness to clear vegetation and dig trenches to halt a wildfire’s advance. At a news conference Sunday, Prescott Fire Chief Don Fraijo confirmed that the crew …

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